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Passenger In Kentucky Plane Crash Speaks Out

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by Shannon Royster

ELKTON, Ky. - Two men were aboard a small airplane that crashed in western Kentucky, not far north of the Tennessee border, the passenger spoke to NewsChannel 5 about his experience.

Major General Jerry Humble has a love for planes, so he jumped at the chance to go up in a classic 1946 Stinson model 108.

He and the pilot of the aircraft judge Tyler Gill completed two touch and goes, but on their third attempt something went horribly wrong.

"We lifted up, and it just wasn't climbing as it should," said Humble. "We just didn't have power."

What happened next played out in slow motion.

"He turned it to the left and pushed the nose down a little to prevent a stall," said Humble. "I knew we were going to hit and just said here it comes and brought my arm up to protect my head a bit.

We hit on the left tire and the wing tip caught, and we started flipping and skidding. And the next thing I know is I'm hearing some banging and crashing and I hear judge Gill say get out quick."

Thankfully, both Humble and Gill were able to free themselves from the wreckage. Both men walked away with minor injuries.


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