Wreckage of plane bound from Indiana found in Tennessee, pilot dead

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MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (March 24, 2014) – Authorities in east Tennessee say a pilot died after a small plane bound from French Lick, Ind., to Canon, Ga., crashed Sunday.

The plane went down in a remote area of Monroe County. The Dehavilland DHC-1 aircraft was the subject of an alert notice sent Sunday after it failed to arrive in Canon, Ga., as scheduled.

The FAA said the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft. The pilot was flying on visual flight rules and wasn’t receiving air traffic control service, authorities said.

Investigators said the plane went done in rough terrain that was hard to reach. Two deputies had to be airlifted to the site to confirm the crash. Authorities said a crew was hiking to the crash site.