KSP UPDATE: Autopsy Confirms Plane Crash Victim is Owensboro Pilot

Authorities say an autopsy has confirmed the body recovered from a plane crash site in Hancock County this week is the missing Owensboro pilot.

According to Kentucky State Police, the Hancock County Coroner’s Office with the assistance of the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office were able to confirm by dental records that the body found at the crash site is that of 70 year old Robert Dalzell of Owensboro. Pice indicate family has been notified by the Hancock County Coroner’s Office.

Kentucky State Police and Civil Air Patrol had been searching for Dalzell and his 2012 green Aero Criquet Bogota fixed wing plane since Monday morning when he went missing on a return flight to Owensboro 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 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. They say the crash site was very difficult to get to.

KSP was assisted by the FAA, Hancock County Coroner’s Office and KY Medical Examiner’s Office.

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