Missing plane found in east Tennessee; Pilot dead - WKRN News 2

Missing plane found in east Tennessee; Pilot dead

Posted: Updated: March 24, 2014 12:01 PM CDT

VONORE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in east Tennessee say they have found wreckage from an aircraft that was reported missing and the pilot, who was the only person aboard, is dead.

The aircraft - a single-engine World War II-era de Havilland DHC-1 - was reported missing Sunday evening after it didn't arrive in Canon, Ga. The flight originated in French Lick, Ind.

Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office told media the wreckage was found in the Cherokee National Forest in an area that is not easily accessible by vehicle. Crews were able to access the area by air.

An investigation into the crash continues.

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