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KSP Currently Investigating Aircraft Wreck

Date of News Release: 05/06/2016

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(FORDSVILLE, KY) - Troopers with the Kentucky State Police are currently investigating an Ultra-Lite personal aircraft wreck in an open field near KY 54 and KY 1414, in the Fordsville (Ohio County) community. Troopers were notified Friday, May 6, 2016 around 5:30 p.m.

The preliminary investigation reveals that Brian E. Tierney, 41, of Reynolds Station, was operating his personal Ultra-Lite aircraft in the Fordsville area when, for an unknown reason, lost control and crashed into an open field.

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Tierney was temporarily trapped in the craft but was freed from the wreckage a short time later.

Troopers shut down KY 54 for a short duration while AirEvac could stage on the highway. Tierney was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN where it is believed he suffered both broken legs and possible body lacerations. At last check, Tierney was is in stable condition. No one else was injured nor was any property damage reported.

A wrecker rollback has removed the aircraft from the scene.

Trooper David Ammon is investigating the collision. Trooper Tim Payne, KSP Sergeant Brian McKinney, both Whitesville and Fordsville Volunteer Fire Departments, AirEvac, and Ohio County EMA assisted at the scene.

The investigation in on-going.