Pilot OK after plane crashes and burns in Fayette County, sheriff’s office says

Pilot survives plane crash in Fayette County

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says no one was injured when a single-engine plane crashed Wednesday afternoon at the Fayette County Airport.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says it happened right after takeoff. The pilot reported experiencing engine trouble, circled back and landed in a field south of the runway.

The pilot of a single-engine plane walked away from a crash in Fayette County Oct. 9, 2019.
The pilot of a single-engine plane walked away from a crash in Fayette County Oct. 9, 2019. (Source: Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

The sheriff’s office says the plane’s landing gear broke off and the plane nosed over, bursting into flames.

The pilot walked away from the crash uninjured but went to the hospital as a precaution.

The pilot of a single-engine plane walked away from a crash in Fayette County Oct. 9, 2019.
The pilot of a single-engine plane walked away from a crash in Fayette County Oct. 9, 2019. (Source: Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

THe FAA and NTSB have been notified and will investigate the crash.

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