UPDATE: KY Men in Pulaski County Plane Crash in Fair Condition

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SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- Federal investigators have spent time at the scene of a small plane crash in southern Kentucky that injured two men.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reported that the Federal Aviation Administration arrived in Pulaski County on Tuesday morning and spent the day trying to determine why the aircraft went down. The plane crashed Monday about a quarter of a mile from where it took off near Bronston.

The FAA took pictures, examined the wreckage, and walked around the large field where the plane went down. A spokesman for the FAA says the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause within a year.

The pilot, 54-year-old Gary McGothlin of Lexington, was in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Hospital. The passenger, 55-year-old Charles Jackson of Winchester, has been discharged.

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP)-- Two central Kentucky men injured when a Tennessee-registered plane crashed in Pulaski County are in fair condition.

Pilot 55-year-old Gary Mcglothin, of Lexington, and passenger 54-year-old Charles Jackson, of Winchester, had just left an airport about a quarter of a mile away when their plane crashed in a field on Monday just before 4 p.m.

Witnesses said the sky was clear and the plane didn't hit anything.

Evan Patman who saw the crash and was first to help the men says the plane dropped, digging its nose into the ground, spinning around and knocking off the wings.

The pilot and passenger were air-lifted to University of Kentucky Hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were expected to begin investigating on Tuesday.

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