1 killed, 1 injured when small plane crashes in Tennessee

10:00 AM UPDATE: WSMV reports the second victim in the plane crash has died.

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died and another has been seriously injured after a small plane crashed in Tennessee.

Portland Police Department Assistant Chief Dewel Scruggs tells news outlets that the plane hit a tree before crashing into a field Tuesday night near the Portland Municipal Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say the plane is a Grumman American AA-1B. Scruggs says the plane was arriving at the Portland airport, but that it’s unclear where the flight originated.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The other person was flown to an area hospital. The victims haven’t been identified.

The FAA is investigating.

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