A TVA pilot from Maryville was killed Monday in a helicopter crash in Kentucky.

The crash happened at the TVA site between Paducah and Mayfield, in the western part of the state, at 12:20 pm.

TVA said the pilot, Randy Love of Maryville, Tennessee, had been an employee for 17 years.

Police said in a news release that representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are on their way to the scene.

TVA said they had no details about how the crash happened, but they are fully cooperating with the investigation.

"The thoughts of the entire TVA family are with Randy’s family as we grieve the tragic loss of our colleague," said TVA in a press release.