A small plane that crashed in Kentucky, killing both men inside of it, might have been stolen by the victims who were not licensed pilots, police said Thursday. The Bellanca 17-30A crashed in Henderson, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Evansville, Indiana, killing both on board, officials said.
Both men were not certified pilots and they didn’t have permission to take that plane, Kentucky state police said. The crash happened either late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, 75 yards off the runway at Henderson City-County Airport, officials said. The wreckage was found Wednesday at about 7:40 a.m. by an airport worker, authorities said. One of the men knew the plane’s owner and at least one of them had taken some classes in piloting, Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King said.