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Small plane bound for Iowa City crashes in Tennessee


WINCHESTER, Tenn. (KWWL) -- A small airplane headed for Iowa City crashed into a southern Tennessee mountainside, killing the two people aboard.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said a "home-built" Glasair III crashed about 1:40 p.m. EDT Friday into the side of Keith Springs Mountain in Franklin County. He said local officials would provide the victims' identities, but sheriff's officials were at the scene.

Lunsford said another plane that was in the same area at the time landed. Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller told WTVF-TV that the other plane landed in north Alabama.

Hank Williamson, manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Airport, said a flight plan showed the plane was traveling from an airport in Daytona Beach, Fla., with a stop at Shelbyville, en route to Iowa City, Iowa.

According to an FAA website, the plane is registered to R B Weld Inc. out of Port Orange, Florida.

Stay tuned to KWWL on-air and online for details as they become available.

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