Bardstown, KY. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration reports a single engine, Piper PA 32 aircraft that crashed near Bardstown this afternoon, injuring two people, was trying to reach a Nelson County Airport after the pilot reported the engine on fire.
Kathleen Burgin of the FAA office in Atlanta says the plane was on a flight from Mayfield to Frankfort and the fire was reported as the plane was just west of Bardstown. The pilot was directed to land at Samuel's Field just outside Bardstown.
Instead, the plane clipped the top of a tree and crashed (on Airport Road) on the edge of the Greene County Sport Parachute Club, just down the road from the airport. The Parachute Club is in Nelson County, despite the name.
The injured were flown by helicopters to the University of Louisville Hospital. Their identities were not immediately known, but the plane was registered to Air-Two LLC in Wilmington, Delaware.
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