Update: One Dead In Athens Plane Crash

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Athens (WVLT) -- One person is dead after an experimental aircraft crash in McMinn County.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane went down in a cornfield near Athens around 3:30 PM on Saturday.

Crews on the scene could find no apparent cause for the crash and an FAA inspector will assist in the investigation.

According it's tail-number, the plane is a home built single engine 1989 Kolb Mark II.

It was registered in 2005 by Jerry Roth of Maryville.

Reached by phone, a family member confirmed that Mr. Roth had been killed in the crash.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Tune into Volunteer TV News at 6:30 and 11 on Sunday and VolunteerTV.com for the latest on this developing story.

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