No injuries after plane crashes before takeoff in Claiborne County

(WBIR) Authorities in Claiborne County said an experimental aircraft crashed Sunday morning before taking off at the New Tazewell Municipal Airport.

According to a Claiborne County spokesperson, the single-engine single-passenger plane experienced problems while taxiing around 10 a.m. and went off the runway and crashed into a retaining wall.

Authorities said the pilot wasn't hurt.

Officials contacted the FAA and NTSB, but they determined no additional investigation is needed.

The aircraft has been returned to the owner.


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