Official: Plane Crashes in Rhea County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a plane has crashed in southeast Tennessee.

A spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said emergency workers in Rhea County reported that a plane had crashed near Dayton, Tennessee.

Jeff Knight, a spokesman for the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department, says the pilot was conscious when he was taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. However, Knight says he did not know the extent of the man’s injuries.

The pilot is not being identified. Knight says he was traveling from Illinois and on his way to Atlanta when the plane crashed on Dayton Mountain in Rhea County at about 12:43 p.m. Monday.

Knight says the pilot was the only one aboard the plane.

News 12 has a crew on scene and will continue to bring you more information as it is made available.

Stay with News 12 Now for more on this story as it develops.


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