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Plane crashes in Warren County; at least two dead

Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Staff Reports

Authorities believe there are no survivors from a Tuesday night plane crash off Sherrell Road in the Jacksboro area of Warren County, according to the Southern Standard newspaper.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said a Piper PA-32 aircraft had two people on board when it crashed into a field at approximately 7 p.m. while attempting to land at the Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville.

Fire substantially damaged the aircraft, according to the FAA. The tail was the only distinguishable piece of the airplane by the time the Standard reached the scene.

Warren County Sheriff’s Department officials say there are multiple fatalities, according to the Standard’s reporting, although exact numbers have not been released. After these are released, the FAA said it will release the aircraft’s registration.

The FAA arrived to assist investigators Wednesday, and will continue to investigate the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Warren County Sheriff’s Department officials say there are multiple fatalities, according to the Standard’s reporting, although exact numbers have not been released.

 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.