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Experimental plane crash in Crossville sends 2 to hospital

11:24 AM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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The FAA said an experimental amateur-built aircraft crashed on takeoff from runway 26 at the Crossville Airport Tuesday morning.

While the plane may have been an amateur-built aircraft, Crossville Fire Chief Mike Turner said they are fairly common, and are airworthy.

Turner said a husband and wife from Winterhaven, Florida were on board the plane.  They were both flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.  He did not have their names or current conditions.

Investigators do not know yet why the couple were in Crossville, or what caused the plane to crash.  The FAA will be at the airport this afternoon to determine what happened.

The airport was shut down for about an hour after the crash, but it is now back open. 

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A spokesperson with Crossville EMS tells 10News two people who were on board a plane that crashed at the Crossville Airport are being transported by Lifestar and Lifeforce to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Few other details are being released at this time. 

According to authorities, the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. central time.

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Crossville emergency crews are responding to a plane crash at Crossville Memorial Airport-Whitson Field.

Few details are being released at this time but both the Crossville Police and Fire Departments say it happened around 8:30 a.m. central time. 


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