Monday, May 30, 2022

Aeronca 7AC, N1294E: Incident occurred May 29, 2022 in Walland, Blount County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a wooded, mountainous area. 

Southwind Aviation Inc


Date: 30-MAY-22
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N1294E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: KNOXVILLE
State: TENNESSEE



BLOUNT COUNTY, Tennessee (WVLT) - One person was injured after a plane crashed in the Chilhowee Mountains on Sunday, according to officials with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.

A fixed-wing two-seater with two people onboard, the pilot and his wife, crashed near Walland during the afternoon hours of May 29, officials said.

The couple reportedly escaped but the pilot suffered minor injuries. His wife told officials she was not injured in the crash, according to a spokesperson.

Once the plane went down, a sheriff’s office official said the man and woman walked out of the woods, which took “a while.” Afterward, they both went to the Blount Memorial Hospital to get checked out.

As of Sunday evening, a spokesperson told WVLT News that crews had not found the airplane.

WVLT News has reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration to learn more but has not heard back at this time.


BLOUNT COUNTY, Tennessee — The Blount County Sheriff's Office said one person had minor injuries and another was uninjured after a small plane crashed in the Chilhowee Mountains in Walland, east of Maryville.

They said the plane went down Saturday afternoon, and they had not found the plane by Sunday evening. It was a fixed-wing two-seater aircraft that had two people onboard, the pilot and his wife.

Both walked out of the woods, and deputies said it took them a while to eventually arrive at Blount Memorial Hospital to get checked for injuries.

Additional information about the plane crash was not immediately available. This story will be updated when more information is available.

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