Pilot burned after plane crashes in Cheatham County - WKRN News 2

Pilot burned after plane crashes in Cheatham County

Posted: Updated: Jun 08, 2014 11:56 PM
Ray Williams helped pull the pilot to safety after the plane crashed in Chapmansboro, Tenn. Ray Williams helped pull the pilot to safety after the plane crashed in Chapmansboro, Tenn.
A pilot was badly burned after his plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Cheatham County.

The crash happened near Aresti Drive near Chapmansboro, Tenn. just before 3:30 p.m.

Officials told News 2 the pilot is expected to be okay, but suffered burns on 40% of his body.

He was airlifted to nearby a hospital for treatment. His identity has yet to be released.

A man named Ray Williams, who knows the pilot personally, said he and two neighbors helped pull the pilot to safety.

“He had a parachute on. We laid him out on the ground on his parachute. We could see he was burned bad so we went and got a blanket and held it over him to shade him,” he explained.

Williams told News 2 he also heard the plane's engine cut out prior to the crash.

The cause of the crash hasn't been released. Further details were not immediately released.
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