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Police: 7-year-old girl who walked to man’s home is sole survivor of plane crash in Kentucky

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 23:21:38-05

LYON COUNTY, KY – Police have reportedly found a crashed plane in a deeply wooded area of Kentucky, and there are reports a 7-year-old girl walked to a man’s home for help after surviving the crash, which left four people dead.

According to posts made by Kentucky State Police on Facebook and Twitter, the plane was located in the area of KY 810 South at about 6:30 p.m. Central Time. A tweet from a reporter in the area apparently shows emergency crews responding to the area, see below for that image–which was tweeted prior to crews locating the plane.

Police officials stated a man in Lyon County called to report, “that a 7-year-old female had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash. The juvenile was in distress and was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.”

A second post made about 30 minutes later stated that four people have been confirmed dead and that those fatalities account for the pilot and all other passengers.

According to information courtesy of the CNN Wire service: “‘FAA air traffic controllers lost contact with a Piper PA-34 aircraft as it was flying over Marshall County, Kentucky, at about 6:55 p.m. today,’ said FAA Communications Manager Kathleen Bergen. ‘They lost contact shortly after the pilot reported engine problems, and told air traffic controllers that he was diverting to the Kentucky Dam State Airport.'”

The same reporter tweeted details about the FAA losing contact with the plane and other details. FOX 13 News has not yet been able to verify the specific information listed in the man’s tweets.

The names of the victims have not been released. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available. See the posts below for more information from police in Kentucky.