Plane that took off from Knoxville crashes outside Chattanooga, one killed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. WDEF) - Police say a small plane has crashed east of Chattanooga, killing the pilot.

David Myrick of the Collegedale Police Department says the single-engine plane went down in a field shortly after 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday. In a video posted by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Myrick said the pilot was the only person on board. The pilot was not identified.

Hamilton County 911 center communications supervisor Josh Dover said there were no injuries reported on the ground.

The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, said the plane took off from Knoxville and was headed to Jackson.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration was on the way to the scene to investigation.


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