ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — He may not have fully achieved his goal, but a Tennessee pilot may have still broken a world record on Sept. 11.
Dan Moore of Elizabethton set out to break a Guinness World Record by landing at 110 airports in his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane.
Moore posted on his Facebook page that while he didn't make all 110, he landed at 91, still breaking the existing record of 87.
Guinness has to review the attempt to make it official.
Moore was trying for 110 to commemorate the 110 stores of the World Trade Center on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Pilot Dan Moore of Elizabethton will set out to break a Guinness World Record Wednesday in honor of the victims of September 11.
Moore is attempting to land at 110 airports in 24 hours. The current record stands at 87 airports in the same time span, achieved in 2017.
Moore will pilot a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane.
He left the Elizabethton Municipal Airport at 5 a.m., and will make stops in eight states including Tennessee and Virginia.
Each airport he stops at represents one of the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. A number of those airports are in East Tennessee, including McGhee Tyson and Island Home in Knoxville.
To make the record official, Moore must come to a complete stop at each airport and take a picture of his plane at idle as well as a photograph of a landmark associated with the airport, before taking back off.