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Posted: Thursday, 22 May 2014 3:00PM

Father And Son Injured In Parkway Plane Crash



A Hopkinsville man and his son are injured as the result of a small engine plane crash on Pennyrile Parkway near the 9 mile marker. Captain Chris Miller with the Christian County Sheriff's Department says they and other emergency personnel were called out around 1:50pm in reference to a plane that had apparently crashed. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered a 1943 Piper airplane had in fact crashed on the right shoulder of the Parkway, northbound. 

20-year old Benjamin Creed says he and his dad, 58-year old Mike Creed both of Fairfax Drive, had just taken off from the Hopkinsville Christian County Airport when they started experiencing problems.


   
He says it wasn't luck but the skills of his father that saved their lives and the lives of others on the ground.


   
Creed notes that everything looked good mechanically when they did their preflight checklists. James Carner witnessed the crash while driving north on the Parkway.


   
Mike Creed was transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment, while Ben Creed was treated on scene and released. Wesley Westerfield with the Hopkinsville Christian County Airport says they are cooperating with federal officials in the investigation.


   
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says the FAA will be on scene Friday morning around 9am to conduct their investigation.

For pictures from the scene, CLICK HERE.

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