A Nicholasville family had a close call Saturday afternoon when their single engine plane malfunctioned during takeoff.
Bruce Bennett, 38, was piloting a 1967 Mooney and had just taken off for Miami from Stuart Powell Field in Danville when the plane lost lift, said Trooper Chris Lanham of the state police.
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Bennett had already retracted the landing gear, so the plane settled back onto the runway on its belly, then skidded into a median between two runways, Lanham said.
Bennett's wife, Andrea, and their four-year-old child were also on board, but no one was injured.