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Pilot Who Crashed At Nashville Airport Legally Drunk

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Michael Callan, courtesy of CBC Windsor. Michael Callan, courtesy of CBC Windsor.
Sky 5 HD shows the crash of a single-engine Cessna 172F at Nashville International Airport on Oct. 29, 2013. (NewsChannel 5) Sky 5 HD shows the crash of a single-engine Cessna 172F at Nashville International Airport on Oct. 29, 2013. (NewsChannel 5)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An autopsy report said the pilot of a small, private plane that crashed and burned at Nashville International Airport was legally drunk.

The autopsy results show that Michael Callan of Windsor, Ontario, had a blood alcohol content of 0.081, which is just above Tennessee's limit of 0.08.

Investigators have said the crash of the single-engine Cessna 172F last year went unnoticed for hours until another pilot saw the wreckage while taxiing for departure.

The report concluded Callan's cause of death to be multiple blunt force and thermal injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the crash.

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