Pilot from East Tenn. dies in Florida plane crash

10:15 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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A pilot from East Tennessee died in a plane crash in Florida Monday afternoon.

The small plane, which was heading to Crossville, Tenn., went down in Cypress Creek Preserve in Pasco County, north of Tampa. The sheriff's office says it is believed the plane took off from Tampa Executive Airport just before it crashed.

Our Gannett sister station WTSP is reporting the victim is 59-year-old Harold Cameron McManus from Pikeville.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating.

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