No serious injuries after plane crashes in Campbell County

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has responded to a plane crash.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. at Deerfield Resort near LaFollette.

The Campbell County Fire Department also responded to the scene of the crash. The pilot was the only one on board and was not seriously injured. He was coming in for a landing when he somehow went off the runway and into the trees that lined the runway.

Fire Chief Daniel Lawson said the plane had about 70 gallons of fuel that started to leak, so his crew sprayed foam and started damming and diking the fuel so it wouldn't get into the nearby Norris Lake.

"It has not reached any waterways, most of it's just absorbed into the ground," Lawson said. "A cleanup crew out of Knoxville will be coming up to dig up the ground, get rid of any contaminated soil that we may have."

The NTSB will be on site Friday to investigate what caused the wreck.

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