FAA, NTSB investigating weekend plane crash in Carter County
An investigation is ongoing following a weekend plane crash near the Johnson County line in Carter County.
A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration says a Beechcraft BE-77 flying from Morristown Municipal Airport in route to the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport in VA, crashed around 9 a.m. Saturday in the Cherokee National Forest.
According to Gary Smith, Carter County EMA Director, they along with other emergency crews reached the pilot and passenger involved in the crash around 11:11 a.m., and no serious injuries were reported. Smith says the crash occurred right near the Johnson County line on Iron Mountain.
The NTSB is working to determine a probable cause to the accident.
The full statement from the FAA can be found below:
“A Beechcraft BE-77 crashed in the Cherokee National Forest near Doeville, Tenn., Saturday at approximately 9 a.m. The flight departed Morristown Municipal Airport in Tennessee enroute to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.”