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1 dead following plane crash near Campbell County airport, report says

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — A small plane crashed in Jacksboro on Monday afternoon, according to officials from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. WVLT News partner The LaFollette Press reports that there was one “fatality associated with the accident”, citing CCSO officials.

Deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and officials from the Campbell County Emergency Management Agency responded to a reported plane crash around 12:50 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that a single-engine Aeronca 7AC crashed just after noon near Campbell County Airport on August 29. The spokesman said only the pilot was the only person on board. National Transportation Safety Board officials said the plane slammed into terrain after takeoff.

NTSB investigators are expected to be at the crash site soon to document, examine the plane, request air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and try to contact witnesses, officials said. They will also ask for the aircraft’s maintenance records, as well as the pilot’s medical records and flight history.

Airport officials told WVLT News the two-seater plane crashed nearby but not on their property.

The FAA and the NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

This story is developing.

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