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KSP Currently Investigating Aircraft Crash; Pilot Airlifted to Hospital

KSP Currently Investigating Aircraft Crash; Pilot Airlifted to Hospital

Bill Stephens

May 6th, 2016


(FORDSVILLE, KY) – An Ohio County man is in stable condition at an Evansville hospital after his Ultra-Lite aircraft crashed in a field late this afternoon.

Kentucky State Police responded around 5:30 p.m. Friday to the scene where an Ultra-Lite personal aircraft crashed an open field near KY 54 and KY 1414, in the Fordsville (Ohio County) community.

According to KSP, a preliminary investigation revealed that 41 year old Brian E. Tierney, of Reynolds Station, was operating his personal Ultra-Lite aircraft in the Fordsville area when, for an unknown reason, he lost control and crashed into an open field.
Authorities say Tierney was temporarily trapped in the craft but was freed from the wreckage a short time later.

Troopers reportedly shut down KY 54 for a short duration while AirEvac could land on the highway. Tierney was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN where police believe he suffered both broken legs and possible body lacerations. At last check, KSP say Tierney was in stable condition. No one else was injured nor was any property damage reported.

A wrecker rollback has removed the aircraft from the scene.

Trooper David Ammon is investigating the collision. Trooper Tim Payne, KSP Sergeant Brian McKinney, both Whitesville and Fordsville Volunteer Fire Departments, AirEvac, and Ohio County EMA assisted at the scene.

The investigation is on-going.



(Photos Credit: KSP)

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