Names Released After 2 Killed In Small Plane Crash

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 18:52:00-04

Authorities have released the name of a pilot and his mother involved in a small plane crash in Tennessee.

Collegedale police spokeswoman Tonya Sadler said the single-engine plane crashed Saturday as it was coming in to the Collegedale airport.  Collegedale is about 20 miles east of Chattanooga.

Sadler said Sunday in a news release that the plane was registered to the pilot, Todd Silver, out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The release said Silver was traveling with his mother, Suzanne Silver, and his two children.

Sadler said Suzanne Silver and a male child were pronounced dead at the scene. Todd Silver and his daughter were taken to a Chattanooga hospital. Their conditions Sunday weren't immediately known. The children's names weren't released.

Sadler said federal aviation officials were investigating.