UPDATE: Missing Pilot Found Dead In Switzerland Co.

The northern Kentucky man was reported missing Thursday evening.

Robert (Bobby) Askins. Photo courtesy the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department. 

Update published at 2:41 p.m.: 

The northern Kentucky pilot who was reported missing Thursday night has been found dead.

Robert Askins, 57, was reported missing Thursday evening after he took flight from his personal air strip off Jericho Road in Gallatin County.

Officials located Askins' body Friday afternoon where his plane crashed near Patriot in Switzerland County. Askins was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A cause of the plane crash has yet to be determined.


Original story published at 11:20 a.m.:

(Gallatin County, Ky.) – A search is underway for a missing person in Gallatin County.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department says Robert (Bobby) Askins took off from his personal air strip on Jericho Road around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and did not return.

Askins was flying a red and cream small plane with a tail #N228LC on it. He has not contacted his wife or friends, and there is concern he may have crashed the plane.

Anyone with information should contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department at 859-5670-7021 or 859-567-5751.

Askins took off from his personal air strip on Jericho Road around 5:00 p.m. Thursday in a plane like this. Photo provided. 

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