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2 injured in small plane crash at TN airport

October 16th, 2012 2:10 pm by Staff Report

CROSSVILLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Cumberland County that injured two people, one of two plane wrecks in Tennessee on the same day.

Emergency Management Director Keith Garrison told The Associated Press that the experimental plane crashed during takeoff Tuesday morning at Crossville Memorial Airport.

Officials said a male and a female involved in the crash were airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, which is about 60 miles from Crossville.

Garrison didn't have any more information about the victims.

He said the Federal Aviation Administration was to send inspectors to the scene.

The second aviation accident occurred Tuesday morning when a private craft flipped onto its top after landing in a parking lot of the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Blount County.

The FAA told The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/SYqRtq ) the single-engine Cessna 182 was registered to Nicholas P. Lyons of Centralia, Ill., and was trying to land when the accident occurred.

There were two people on board, who appeared unhurt and were not taken to a hospital.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com

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