Investigation underway after reports of EKU aircraft thefts

Planes impacted grounded for inspection

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky University has launched an investigation following thefts involving EKU aircraft.

According to Colleen Chaney, Chief of Staff and Chief Communications Officer, “We can confirm there was a theft that occurred at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport.”

Chaney said the theft involves eight EKU aircraft.

“We have grounded planes impacted for inspection,” added Chaney.

The incidents were reported to EKU Police on Tuesday, November 9th. According to the EKU daily crime and fire log, the theft incidents were described as, “An individual reported theft of university owned property.”

According to Chaney, “Neither EKU or EKU police will be commenting further as this is an ongoing investigation.”

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