Pilot Killed In Williamson Co. Plane Crash ID'd

Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 21, 2017

A pilot, who was killed last week in a plane crash in a remote part of Williamson County, has been identified. 

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. Thursday in an area south of Interstate 840, about ten miles west of Thompson’s Station, in the Boston community.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the plane was a ZODIAC 601XL, amateur-built aircraft. They confirmed only the pilot was on board. Local officials confirmed he passed away.

An obituary identified him as 79-year-old Jerry Travis, of Chapmansboro.  

A witness said she heard a loud boom near Mobley's Cut and Casparis Road. She told NewsChannel 5 a small aircraft crashed into a tree then a field, not far from a barn. 

Officials from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they were called out to investigate, but additional details were not available.  

The NTSB was set to determine the probable cause of the crash.