Two bodies have been discovered during a search for missing pilots in western Kentucky. The plane was reported missing late Wednesday night while flying from Bowling Green to Owensboro. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office stated that contact was lost with the tower during a severe thunderstorm. It is believed that the plane may have crashed into a heavily wooded area near Whitesville. Kentucky State Police later confirmed that the crash occurred off KY 764. Search units, both on foot and in the air, were deployed on Thursday, and the bodies were found around 10:30 a.m. The victims were identified as 22-year-old Timothy McKellar from Custer, the pilot of the plane, and 18-year-old Connor Quisenberry from Beaver Dam, a flight student.
This tragic incident began when a plane traveling from Bowling Green to Owensboro went missing late on Wednesday night. During a severe thunderstorm, the tower lost contact with the aircraft, leading authorities to suspect that it crashed into a heavily wooded area near Whitesville. The crash site has since been confirmed to be off KY 764 by Kentucky State Police. Despite search efforts on foot and from the air, it wasn’t until 10:30 a.m. the following day that the bodies of the two pilots were discovered. These individuals have been identified as Timothy McKellar, a 22-year-old from Custer and the pilot of the plane, and 18-year-old Connor Quisenberry from Beaver Dam, who was a flight student.
The victims in this devastating incident have been identified as Timothy McKellar and Connor Quisenberry. McKellar, a 22-year-old from Custer, was the pilot of the plane, and Quisenberry, an 18-year-old flight student from Beaver Dam, was also on board. The plane, which was en route from Bowling Green to Owensboro, disappeared during a severe thunderstorm, with contact being lost between the aircraft and the tower. Authorities suspect that the plane crashed into a heavily wooded area near Whitesville. Following extensive search efforts by both ground and air units, the bodies of the two pilots were recovered, confirming the tragic outcome. An autopsy for both victims is scheduled for Friday.