FAA Flight Standards District Office: ALABAMA & NW FLORIDA
AIRCRAFT LANDED IN FIELD AND FLIPPED OVER.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
A small plane crashed on Tuesday afternoon along Highway 72 near the Tennessee-Alabama state line close to South Pittsburg.
The crash was first reported just after 4pm CST on Tuesday.
We have now confirmed that two people — a male pilot and a female passenger — were on board the plane at the time of the crash.
Since the time of the incident (and due to the location) conflicting reports existed regarding the actual location of the crash.
It has since been determined that the crash happened in a field across the highway from Big Daddy’s Outdoor Center which places the crash site on the Alabama side of the state line in Jackson County.
Emergency responders from agencies in both Alabama and Tennessee responded to the crash site initially.
Reports say that the pilot ran out of gas and attempted to land the plane in the field before it flipped over.
Officials say that both people on board the plane walked away with only minor injuries.
Some reports now say that it appears no flight plan was filed for the aircraft.
The plane is registered to a pilot from Bridgeport, Alabama.
Tennessee/Alabama state line (WDEF)- Two people suffer minor injuries after a small plane crash near South Pittsburg.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
The pilot and one passenger were both treated at local hospitals for minor injuries.