Louisville Firefighters Respond to Plane Crash

The single occupant had to be extricated from the plane with hydraulic tools.


Louisville, Ky. Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a reported plane crash just before 3 p.m. on April 6.

The crash occurred in a residential neighborhood near Louisville's Bowman Field Airport.

The single engine Cessna was approaching Bowman Field when the crash occurred. It came down over a house, smashing into the yard and skidding across the street into another yard. Amazingly no structures were involved and no one on the ground was injured.

Several units from Louisville Fire responded, including Engine 20, Engine 11, Engine 8, Truck 7, Quint 10, HazMat 1, Car 54, Car 5 and Car 1, as well as Louisville Metro EMS and Police.

The single occupant had to be extricated from the plane with hydraulic tools. Reports indicate the patient was talking when extricated. The patient was transported to University of Louisville hospital with burns from a small fire that ignited after impact and was fed by the plane's fuel.

The FAA responded to the scene and is investigating.

Units Responding