Clark County

Small plane crashes in Pulaski County; 2 Central Kentucky men injured

A small plane crashed in Pulaski County on Monday, injuring the two people on board.

Gary D. McGlothin, 54, of Lexington was piloting the 1974 Piper Warrior that crashed in a field adjacent to Boss Airfield in the Bronston community about 4 p.m., according to a news release from the Pulaski County sheriff's office.

McGlothin and his passenger, Charles A. Jackson, 55, of Winchester, "were able to walk away from the wreckage," according to the release.

The men were then taken by helicopter to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington with unknown injuries. They were listed in fair condition Monday night.

The plane had been trying for a "soft takeoff" from the airfield but did not "achieve enough altitude" and crashed, according to the release.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash, according to the sheriff's department.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the cause was unknown.

A preliminary report says the plane was destroyed in the crash, Bergen said.

According to the sheriff's office, a fire erupted in the plane after the crash. The Bronston Fire Department extinguished the fire.