Bullitt Co. Airplane Crash Kills Two

A second person has died from injuries suffered in a plane crash in Bullitt County, near Louisville.

Bullitt County Coroner Tommy Kappel said 76-year-old Jeanette Watts died this morning at University of Louisville hospital. Kappel said she was in the front passenger seat of the plane, which went down on July 8, 2007, in a cornfield about 15 miles south of Louisville.

The coroner said her husband, 57-year-old Leonard Duane Watts, of El Dorado Hills, California, also was killed in the crash.

Two other people were hospitalized after the crash. Their names and conditions have not be released by authorities.

Todd Gunther, an investigator in charge with the National Transportation Safety Board, said the plane was a Mooney four-seat aircraft.

Gunther said other details surrounding the crash were still uncertain.

Thomas Jean, owner of nearby Blue Lick Airport, said the airplane had “plenty of gas and the engine was running.”


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