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Police: Girl, 7, Survives U.S. Plane Crash; 4 Dead.

Eddyville, Rabi'I 12, 1436, Jan 3, 2015, SPA -- A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.

The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying over the southwestern part of Kentucky about 5:55 p.m. CST (2355 GMT), AP quoted the FAA as saying.

About a half hour later, a Lyon County resident called police and told dispatchers that a 7-year-old girl had walked to his home and said she had been involved in a plane crash, said Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police.

The girl was in emotional distress and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At that point, authorities launched a search for the crash site and also confirmed with the FAA that they had received a distress call.

About two hours later, authorities found the crash site in a heavily wooded area near Kentucky lake, a popular tourist attraction in the state. They discovered four bodies, including the pilot and the three passengers.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.


15:24 LOCAL TIME 12:24 GMT

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