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(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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