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Aircraft Explodes in Kentucky

February 18, 1998

MARION, Ky. (AP) _ An aircraft exploded in air and crashed in a rural section of western Kentucky today.

There were conflicting reports about whether the crash involved a helicopter or a fixed-wing aircraft. Law enforcement agencies and the Crittenden County coroner were called to the scene.

The crash happened over the community of Mattoon, northeast of Marion. Witnesses said the craft burst into a ball of fire with debris raining down on the Fishtrap Road area off U.S. 60.

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