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No one hurt in plane's crash landing at Smoky Mountain Speedway

3:18 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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Two man traveling in a Cessna Model 182 airplane were not hurt when they crash landed at the Smoky Mountain Speedway on Brickmill Road in Blount County.

According to Sheriff James Lee Berrong, the crash was reported around 11:15 on Tuesday.

The pilot, Nicholas P. Lyons, 33, of Centralia, Illinois, told deputies that he couldn't stop the plan once is landed in a field behind the racetrack.  The plane ran into a chain link fence and flipped over on its top. Lyons and his passenger, Nicholas L. Gieseking, 29, of Highland, Illinois, were not hurt.

The two men flew to Maryville to test drive a vehicle at the Smoky Mountain Speedway. 

An investigator with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will arrive Wednesday to conduct an investigation.

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The FAA says the small plane that dispatchers say made an emergency landing at the Smoky Mountain Speedway was a single-engine Cessna 182.

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Dispatchers say a small plane made an emergency landing Tuesday morning at a Blount County race track.

It happened around 11:15 am, at the Smoky Mountain Speedway located at 809 Brickmill Road.

Dispatchers say they believe at least two people on the plane were up and walking around after the landing.

10News will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.

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