Pilot injured after plane crashes in Rutherford County


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A pilot has been transported to a hospital after a small plane crashed in a Rutherford County Monday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Cessna 140 crashed in a field just before 9 a.m. after striking power lines approximately half a mile north of Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

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The crash shut down part of Dejarnette Lane in front of Providence Christian Academy, but that road has since reopened.

The pilot, who had departed from Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, was the only person onboard, according to investigators.

Police said medics transported the pilot to a hospital for treatment. Officers added that he was alert and speaking.

(Courtesy: Murfreesboro Police Department)

The plane has been moved to a “secure location,” as the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigate the crash.

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