WASHINGTON (AFP) – A seven-year-old girl walked free from the wreckage of a private plane that crashed in a wooded area of Kentucky on Friday killing four others on board, US police said.
Police were alerted to the crash when they received an emergency call from a local resident, they said in a statement on Facebook.
“The caller told police that a seven-year-old female had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash,” Sergeant Dean Patterson of Kentucky State Police said in the official statement.
The girl was distressed and taken to a hospital for what police called non life-threatening injuries.
Emergency crews raced to the area and later located the small plane.
“Investigators on scene confirm four fatalities at the crash site. The fatalities account for the pilot and remaining passengers,” a subsequent police statement on Facebook said.