The two people who died in a plane crash in Christian County on Friday were identified Saturday as Dominic and Dr. Dianne Giammetta of Bettendorf, Iowa.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham said the Giammettas, a married couple, were the only two people aboard the single-engine plane, which took off in Iowa and was bound for Alabama. Dominic Giammetta was the pilot.
Graham said the Giammettas’ remains were taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville for an autopsy.
The crash site is in a wooded area about 5 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, Graham said.
Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the Associated Press that the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed at about 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Communicators at the airfield at Fort Campbell had voice contact with the plane’s occupants but shortly afterward lost radar contact, Graham said.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Graham said the NTSB had an investigator at the scene talking with the landowner and witnesses who heard or saw the crash.