The search for two missing pilots in western Kentucky has ended tragically, as search crews have discovered their bodies. The plane was reported missing late on Wednesday night while en route from Bowling Green to Owensboro, and contact with the tower was lost. At the time, a severe thunderstorm was occurring, leading authorities to believe that the plane crashed into a heavily wooded area near Whitesville. After conducting searches on foot and by air, the bodies were found on Thursday morning. The victims have been identified as 22-year-old Timothy McKellar and 18-year-old Connor Quisenberry; McKellar was the pilot and Quisenberry was a flight student.
The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office and KSP were involved in the search operation. The crash site was confirmed to be off KY 764. Unfortunately, the severe weather conditions could potentially be a contributing factor to the crash. An autopsy is scheduled for both victims on Friday to investigate further into the cause and circumstances of the tragic incident.
This news article reports the unfortunate discovery of two bodies during the search for missing pilots in Kentucky. The incident occurred after a plane, en route from Bowling Green to Owensboro, went missing and lost contact with the tower. Severe thunderstorms were ongoing at the time, leading authorities to suspect that the plane crashed into a heavily wooded area near Whitesville. Search efforts, carried out on foot and by air, resulted in the recovery of the bodies. The victims have been identified as Timothy McKellar and Connor Quisenberry, with McKellar being the pilot and Quisenberry a flight student. Investigations into the cause of the crash will continue with autopsies scheduled for both individuals on Friday.