An emergency landing at Collegedale airport is just the start of a desperate search for one pilot that didn't make it back with the plane.
"The plane did take a nose dive, it was going out of control the pilot was able to regain control of the plane and did land here," said Collegedale Officer Melvin Taylor.
Officials tell us the other pilot that fell out was training to fly what they call an small experimental plane.
Troy Spence, Bradley County Interim Fire Chief and EMA Director said neither the victim nor instructor pilot were wearing seat belts, when he fell somewhere over Bradley County.
"We have an area where we think we need to be looking at and so we're on both sides of that working toward the middle," said Spence.
Emergency crews set up on a farm on Weatherly Switch road where one resident says they heard a low flying plane.
Search leaders say under the circumstances, the search is more than likely NOT a rescue mission..
"I would think it probably is a recovery at this point. But we're taking it very seriously and we're gonna do everything we can to find this person." Spence said.