BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A pilot died in a plane crash outside Bardstown on Thursday night.
The sheriff's office said the plane went down at 6:20 p.m. in a field near Ben Irvin Road and Samuels Field Airport. That is just outside the Bardstown city limits.
Multiple emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash, but the pilot was declared dead.
He has been identified as John 'David' Hall, 68, of Bardstown.
Police said Hall was alone in the plane. It's unclear what led to the crash. Family members told WAVE 3 News witnesses heard an engine sputtering before the plane went down.
FAA records show Hall had been a licensed pilot since at least 1981.
The plane was a Bryant C Crosby Ultra Pup, an experimental plane Hall built himself.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are looking into what went wrong. A preliminary report is expected in 7 to 10 days, with a final report likely months away.