Bardstown man dies after experimental plane crashes near airport


The plane that crashed Thursday evening was a BC Ultra Pup similar to the aircraft shown above.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 — A Bardstown man was killed Thursdaay evening in the crash of an experimental plane on the north end of the Samuels Field airport runway. Police, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at 6:26 p.m. when the crash was reported.

The plane came to rest near the farm of Kent and Holly Bishcoff off Ben Irvin Road. The airport manager contacted Nelson County Dispatch to confirm a plane had crashed off the end of the runway.

The plane that crashed was a homebuilt experimental plane owned and flown by the Bardstown man who died in the crash, John Hall, 68, of Bardstown. According to the plane’s registration, the plane was a 2013 Bryant C. Crosby BC Ultra Pup single-engine aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to investigate the accident.


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