A Kentucky couple was killed
Saturday in the crash of a Cessna 172 near the Monroe County (KY)
Airport. The wreckage of their four-place aircraft was discovered
by another pilot after a mechanic became concerned because the
couple was overdue.
The aircraft was rented Saturday with a full tank of fuel. The
mechanic became worried when it didn't return after four hours --
the approximate duration of a flight with full tanks, he said.
Another pilot flying near the airport told WATE TV News that he
spotted the wreckage just feet from the runway threshold.
Investigators said it appeared the 1965 Skyhawk had briefly touched
down on the runway before the pilot lost control.