EKU airplanes

EKU aircraft at Central Kentucky Regional Airport.

Multiple thefts were reported at Central Kentucky Regional Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 9 that involved equipment from eight Eastern Kentucky University aircrafts.

Colleen Chaney, EKU’s chief communication officer stated in an email to the Progress that the impacted aircrafts have been grounded for inspection. EKU Police could not comment further, due to its status as an ongoing investigation. 

An email from EKU flight operations manager Kevin Moberly was sent to aviation students at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, announcing that all flight operations were suspended for the day. The email stated, “a number of EKU aircraft were broken into and had electronic equipment removed." On Wednesday at 4:08 p.m, a second email signed by the EKU Center for Aviation staff announced the resumption of flight operations. However, some students may be unable to resume flights for “roughly a week as we equip a portion of our fleet with new avionics." 

This story will be update when more information becomes available. 

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