Fatal Crash “Discovered” At Nashville Airport

The FAA is on the scene of a small airplane crash, Cessna-172 single engine, at the Nashville International Airport.  Authorities reported that the pilot was killed in the accident.

Details of the crash are still not very clear.  The plane sat on Runway 2 Center of Nashville International Airport for as long as six hours before another taxiing plane discovered the wreckage, an official said.  The plane crashed sometime after 3 a.m. and wasn’t reported to Nashville emergency crews until after 9 a.m.

An NTSB investigator was dispatched to Nashville Tuesday to investigate the crash further.  Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority said it is cooperating fully with the investigation.

“We will want to understand what the circumstances were that caused it to go undiscovered for so long,” National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said.

Runway 2 Center is currently closed but there are no delays.  The other three runways are open and operational.

The plane is registered to the Windsor Flying club in Ontario.

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