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Posted at 1:59 PM ET, 04/29/2010

Woodbine couple killed in plane crash

By Washington Post editors

The National Transportation Safety Board says a twin-engine airplane that crashed Tuesday in a national forest near Hazard, Ky., killing both occupants, reported problems before it went down.

NTSB Investigator Jose Obregon said Thursday that the pilot radioed air traffic controllers in Indianapolis twice shortly before the early afternoon crash saying he was having issues with air speed and requesting a lower altitude for the flight.

Kentucky State Police say the crash killed 68-year-old Stephen James Reardon and 59-year-old Beverly Ann Reardon. They were from Woodbine.

Obregon says the plane came almost straight down into a remote hilltop in the Daniel Boone National Forest in foul weather.

He says there were reports of icing and freezing temperatures along the plane’s intended route from Frederick to Olive Branch, Miss.

-- Associated Press

Woodbine couple feared killed in crash
12:22 p.m.

Friends of a Woodbine couple fear that the two were on board a plane that crashed Tuesday in Eastern Kentucky, WUSA reports.

The names of the two people who were on the plane that departed Frederick for Mississippi have not been released. But friends say Stephen and Beverly Reardon have not been heard from since the crash.

The plane was registered to the couple's home-based business in Woodbine.

Officials said the plane went down in a remote area of Kentucky.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 29, 2010; 1:59 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  Kentucky, Mississippi  
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