One Person Killed in Single Plane Crash

One person is dead after a plane crash north of West Paducah’s Barkley Regional Airport. Police say, Dr. Clint Hill, 49 of Paducah, was killed in the crash Thursday evening, Oct. 31. Hill was the only person on board the aircraft. Police learned that of the single-engine plane crash after they were contacted by Barkley Regional Airport at approximately 7:26 p.m. The airport stated that a possible plane had crashed, somewhere near Midwest Aviation. Shortly after the airport’s call police dispatchers received a 911 call stating there was a fire behind their home in a wooded area near the 9900 block of Woodville Rd. Emergency crews arrived to extinguish the fire, but they later learned the pilot was killed in the crash.  Airport officials say, he plane crash happened as it was making its final approach to the airport. Officials say, Dr. Hill was flying in from South Dakota when the engine of his plane failed. Officials say, the plane was a PA 32R Piper Saratoga, a type of single-engine plane. Officials say, Dr. Hill was a nationally recognized spine surgeon.

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