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Witness Reports Seeing Small Plane Crash Near Christiana

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Aug 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:37:45-04

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. – An investigation is underway in Rutherford County after a witness reported seeing a small plane crash over the weekend. So far, no wreckage has been found.

An eye witness told NewsChannel 5 that he was driving along Highway 231 near Christiana, when he spotted two small ultra-light aircrafts flying closely to one another.

He said it appeared they bumped into one another and then one spiraled down out of control in a plume of smoke. At that point, he called 911.

Deputies responded to the general area, but have not yet found any wreckage.

The official dispatch report indicated the aircraft could have originated in Shelbyville. However, air control has not reported any missing planes.

It's possible some pilots may have taken off without filing any flight plans. Investigators are working to piece together what may have happened.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.