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Tennessee doctor killed in Florida plane crash

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Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus. Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus.
Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus. Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus.
Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus. Photo courtesy WTSP Tampa - A plane crash claimed the life of a Tennessee Dr. H. Cameron MacManus.
TAMPA, Fla. -

A Florida plane crash has claimed the life of a Tennessee doctor.

The single-engine Piper Arrow plane took off Sunday evening from a small private airport, just north of Tampa and was headed for Crossville. The conditions in the area were described as "less than ideal."

Air traffic control lost communication from the pilot, later identified as 59-year-old Dr. H. Cameron MacManus.

It took approximately 30 hours for another pilot to locate the wreckage. It was found nearby in a rural area.

Fifteen acres of land had burned near the crash site where officials found Dr. MacManus' body. He was the only person on board.

His sister told Tampa station WTSP-TV, he was in town visiting family.

Dr. MacManus, known by his patients as "Dr. Mac", retired in 2011 after spending 30 years in a family practice. Dr. MacManus is reportedly an experienced pilot and had only owned this plane for a short time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

WATE-TV contributed to this report.

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