Graves County Deputy Sheriff Zac Smith is leading the investigation into a fatal plane crash in Mayfield, Ky., Monday.
Approximately 4:55 p.m. Monday, February 22, deputies from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an aircraft crash near the Mayfield/Graves County Airport. Once in the area, an airplane was confirmed to have crashed in a field near the intersection of Twin Hill Road and Spence Chapel Road, just north of Interstate 69.
Further investigation confirmed that the pilot of the aircraft died as a result of the crash. Further information is being withheld until notification of the family of the deceased can be made.
Sheriff’s Office personnel secured the crash scene overnight. A meeting with the National Transportation Safety Board was scheduled for Tuesday morning. The NTSB will handle the investigation into the cause of the crash.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the following agencies:
- Mayfield Fire Department
- Mayfield/Graves County EMS
- Mayfield / Graves County Fire Rescue
- Kentucky State Police
- Graves County Coroner’s Office
- Graves County Emergency Management
- Mayfield / Graves County Airport Board and Management