Military plane crashes in Tennessee likely killing 2


The aircraft, belonging to Training Air Wing One out of Naval Air Station Meridian, Tennessee, went down in the Cherokee National Forest prior to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The incident is under investigation by the Chief of Naval Air Training, the statement said.

The disaster comes roughly a month after the Navy allowed T-45s at the service's three training bases to resume flights with students.

Monroe County Emergency Management Director David Chambers told the Knoxville News Sentinel the crash occurred Sunday afternoon in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles southwest of Knoxville.

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Per the Navy, an instructor and student pilot were on board. The status of both people is unknown, the statement said.

Training Air Wing ONE is one of five training wings that belong to CNATRA. The FAA could not offer details about the crash and referred 10News to the the US military for more information.

We'll continue to bring you updates on this story as we receive them.

Dispatch says crews are on their way to the scene now.