Police: Cash, drugs found after fatal Kentucky plane crash
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a plane that crashed, killing two North Carolina men, was carrying drugs and cash.
Authorities believe the plane was stolen or used without permission from the owner. The Bellanca Viking 17-30A crashed early Wednesday or Tuesday night at the Henderson City County Airport.
The Gleaner in Henderson reports police searched the wreckage and found a duffel bag with cash and suspected cocaine.
The crash killed 47-year-old Barry Hill and 48-year-old George Tucker, of Sanford, North Carolina.
State Trooper Corey King says investigators believe Tucker was piloting the plane and they were looking for a place to stop for fuel when it crashed. Tucker was a student pilot.
The plane’s owner told authorities he had previously let Tucker test the plane because Tucker was interested in buying it.