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Victims of eastern Kentucky plane crash identified

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says
a twin-engine airplane that crashed Tuesday in a national forest
near Hazard, Ky., killing both occupants, reported problems before
it went down.
NTSB Investigator Jose Obregon said Thursday that the pilot
radioed air traffic controllers in Indianapolis twice shortly
before the early afternoon crash saying he was having issues with
air speed and requesting a lower altitude for the flight.
Kentucky State Police say the crash killed 68-year-old Stephen
James Reardon and 59-year-old Beverly Ann Reardon. They were from
Woodbine, Md.
Obregon says the plane came almost straight down into a remote
hilltop in the Daniel Boone National Forest in foul weather.
He says there were reports of icing and freezing temperatures
along the plane's intended route from Frederick, Md., to Olive
Branch, Miss.

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