1 death reported in McNairy County plane crash

SELMER, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say the pilot of a small, private plane died when his craft crashed near the town of Selmer in West Tennessee.

The wreckage of the twin-engine plane was found early Friday in a rural area south of Selmer near U.S. Highway 45. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane apparently crashed Thursday night.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the pilot was the only person aboard. The cause of the crash will not be determined for several weeks or months, Bergen said.

The plane, a Piper model PA30, was registered to Hopkins Auto & Aircraft Sales in Corinth, Miss., about 20 miles south of Selmer. No phone number was listed for the company.

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