Four people were killed in a crash involving a small plane in Kentucky late Friday while a seven-year-old girl miraculously survived the same accident and wandered off the wreckage to find help, state police have confirmed.
The plane crashed in a jungle in Lyon County about 115 miles northwest of Nashville, Kentucky State, police said according to Reuters.
The girl, who apparently survived the crash, is understood to have walked about in the jungle in search of help before she ultimately came by a house where she found someone. Authorities received a 911 call from a resident in the area who said that a 7-year-old "had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash," a Facebook statement posted by state police said adding:
"The juvenile was in distress and was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries".
Rescue crew members scoured through the heavily wooded area and found the aircraft a couple of hours later and confirmed that the pilot and three other passengers were killed.
It is not immediately clear if the juvenile was a family member of the people who were killed.
The Associated Press cited Kathleen Bergen of the General Aviation Administration as saying air-traffic controllers lost contact with a Piper PA-34 as it was flying over Marshall County in southwest of the state. Reports suggest that the pilot had reported problems in the aircraft's engine.