Small plane crashes near church in Vine Grove

Published: Dec. 4, 2015 at 10:23 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:23 PM EST
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VINE GROVE, KY (WAVE) – Vine Grove police officers are investigating after a small plane crashed near a bank.

The small engine V Tail Bonanza aircraft crashed on departure from the Vine Grove airport at 4:15 p.m. Friday because of engine failure nearly 150 feet altitude, according to the FAA. The plane landed in a parking lot near Cecilian Bank.

The pilot exited the plane without incident and refused medical treatment, according to Vine Grove Police Chief Kenneth Mattingly.

The pilot was the only person inside of the plane. No injuries were reported.

The aircraft was towed away on a flat bed truck around 7 p.m. It will be taken back to the airport to allow Vine Grove police and the FAA to investigate.

Nearly 85 homes were without power for three hours due to the plane clipping a power line during the crash.

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