NTSB investigating deadly plane crash in Haywood County

NTSB investigating deadly plane crash in Haywood County
Two people died in a plane crash in Haywood County April 20, 2021. (Source: Haywood County Sheriff's Office)

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a plane crash in rural Haywood County this week that killed two people.

The plane went down Tuesday on its way to Fayette County Airport, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted in the search for the wreckage.

The NTSB says it was a Piper P28R aircraft.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit helped search for the plane by air and spotted the wreckage Wednesday in a knee-deep, flooded area along Bond Ferry Road and Prospect Lane near Brownsville.

Two people died in a plane crash in Haywood County April 20, 2021.
Two people died in a plane crash in Haywood County April 20, 2021. (Source: THP)

THP says crews on the ground recovered the bodies of the pilot and a passenger.

An NTSB investigator is traveling to the scene to investigate.

It’s with heavy heart to express our condolences to the 2 victims that passed in a plane crash in Haywood County today....

Posted by Haywood Sheriff on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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