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Pilot Hurt, Passenger OK In Kentucky Small Plane Crash

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ELKTON, Ky. - Two men were aboard a small airplane that crashed in western Kentucky, not far north of the Tennessee border.

Kentucky State Police said Tyler Gill of Elkton was piloting the 1946 Stinson craft when it crashed into a field after taking off from the Elkton Airport around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday. Gill was taken to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tenn., for treatment, but was not a patient there Wednesday morning.

Jerry Humble of Russellville escaped without serious injury.

Witnesses on the scene told NewsChannel 5 there was an explosion after takeoff before the plane crashed into the field.

FAA officials said there were two people on board when the plane crashed in a corn field in Elkton and flipped over.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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