2 dead in small plane crash in southeast Tennessee

September 6, 2022 GMT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Two people died when a small airplane crashed in a rural area of southeast Tennessee, officials said.

Crash reports began coming in shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, according to news outlets, which cited a statement from the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency. After a brief search, the crash site was found in a heavily wooded area near the Polk County line, the statement said.

Debris from a single-engine prop plane was scattered across several hundred yards, and the two people aboard were dead, authorities said. Their identities weren’t immediately released.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of the Cessna 182P near Cleveland.