FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Nashville FSDO-19
UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT, SKYCYCLE, CRASHED IN A FIELD, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, NEAR HILLSBORO, TENNESSEE.
Aircraft Model: SKYCYCLE
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
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MANCHESTER, Tenn. - One person was killed in an ultralight plane crash in Coffee County.
The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Prairie Plains Road.
Officials said 52-year-old Michael David Nelms was killed in the crash. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the exact cause of death.
Those on the scene said they could see the ultralight plane. Parts of the emergency chute were wrapped around a fence and power line.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were called to the scene. The cause of the crash was under investigation.