News Plane Crashes — 16 April 2017

MARLOW — The pilot of a small experimental or ultralight aircraft was reported to be okay after a crash in Anderson County near Oliver Springs on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

The pilot was reported to have walked away from the crash and declined medical treatment.

Authorities said federal officials have been notified of the crash of the registered aircraft. The cause of the crash isn’t clear.

The precise location of the crash wasn’t clear either, but Oak Ridge Today received reports that it was near Ray Drive and Oak Circle in Oliver Springs and north of Green Acres Mobile Home Park off Oliver Springs Highway, just east of Highway 62 (the road that connects Oak Ridge and Oliver Springs). That’s in an area a short distance south of Oliver Springs Airport.

Oak Ridge Today has received a report that the pilot has a small private airstrip, but we haven’t been able to independently confirm that.

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