Small Plane Hits Motel, No Injuries Reported

Sep 30, 2011

A small plane has crashed into the Pine Tree Inn near Rough River in Grayson County. A Louisville TV station says no injuries have been reported. The small aircraft reportedly crashed into the corner of the L-shaped motel on Falls of Rough Road about noon local time on Friday. Aerial pictures from Louisville's WHAS-TV helicopter showed burn marks in the rear corner of the building. Witnesses on the scene told the TV station there was a fire after the plane crashed into the building. No damage could be seen from the front of the motel, which is near Rough River Dam State Resort Park.

The hospital in nearby Leitchfield was put on stand-by, according to WHAS-TV, but the station says the hospital reported that no one was brought to the facility. So far, there's no word about the pilot.

A small airport is across the street from the motel, the TV station reported, but it' not known yet if the plane had taken off or was attempting a landing when the crash occurred. Or perhaps neither.

WHAS-TV's reporter on the scene said he had been told that the aircraft was an experimental type of airplane but no additional information is known.