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Tennessee Doctor Killed In Florida Small Plane Crash

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Harold Cameron MacManus Harold Cameron MacManus
(Image courtesy CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa) (Image courtesy CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa)
(Image courtesy CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa) (Image courtesy CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee doctor has been killed in a small plane crash north of Tampa, Florida.

Officials said 59-year old Harold Cameron MacManus, of Pikeville, was the pilot of the single-engine plane that went down Sunday night about 10 miles from an airport in Tampa. No one else was on board.

The wreckage of his plane was found Monday afternoon about 10 miles from the airport. Photos of the crash site from WTSP showed an area around the crash site where a fire had burned at least an acre of brush.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the PA28 aircraft left Tampa Executive Airport Sunday night and was headed to Crossville, Tennessee in Cumberland County.

MacManus had a sister who lived in Tampa, who told WTSP her brother was a medical doctor. Susan MacManus described her brother as a country doctor who had treated many poor and rural patients. She said her brother had been in Florida visiting family and left town Sunday.

The family was reportedly frantic when MacManus did not arrive home as scheduled.

The cause of the crash was undetermined, but the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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