Plane crashes, sinks into Lake Barkley
by Jake Lowary -- jlowary@cadizrecord.com
Nov 30, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eckles crashed just off shore near the Lake Barkley State Park. He refused medical treatment for potential injuries.
Eckles crashed just off shore near the Lake Barkley State Park. He refused medical treatment for potential injuries.
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While most were being thankful for sunny weather, the presence of family or good food, a Hopkinsville man was thankful to be alive after his single-engine aircraft crashed in Lake Barkley on Thanksgiving.

Alfred Eckles, III, 54, of Hopkinsville was doing “touch-and-go” exercises at Lake Barkley Airport after taking off in Hopkinsville, police reports said. Eckles had flown to the Cadiz area and then to the Eddyville area before returning to Trigg County for the exercises.

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) investigated the incident and said Eckles told them he had completed 5 “touch and go” landings at the airfield at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Airport before heading toward the US 68 and Canton Bridge area.

He said he returned to the airfield to attempt 2 or 3 more of the landings and on the last attempt, during a crosswind turn, Eckles said he lost power to the engine, although the propeller was still turning.

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