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KSP: Body Recovered from Plane Crash Site in Hancock County

KSP: Body Recovered from Plane Crash Site in Hancock County

Bill Stephens

June 1st, 2016

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Kentucky State Police say the pilot’s body has been removed from the plane by the Hancock County Coroner and is enroute to Louisville for an autopsy tomorrow morning. At this time, police say they are unable to positively confirm the body is that of the missing Owensboro pilot, 70 year old Robert Dalzell. However KSP has notified the family of their findings.

According to police, the wreckage was spotted by a helicopter around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday deep inside a wooded area near the Hancock/Breckinridge county line. Police indicate the crash site was very difficult to get to.

Kentucky State Police and Civil Air Patrol have been searching for the missing pilot and his 2012 green Aero Criquet Bogota fixed wing plane since Monday morning when Dalzell was on a return flight to Owensboro and never made it back from the Falls of Rough airport in Grayson County. Police said Dalzell’s last cell phone activity ping was at 11:32 a.m. Monday and was within five miles of the Falls of Rough airport in Grayson County.

According to authorities, the FAA will be alongside KSP detectives at the autopsy and the crash site.

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