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Plane Crashes in Remote Mountain-Area in Carter County, Injuring Three

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WTVF-TV reported that three people who survived a plane crash in Carter County atop Holston Mountain were rescued on March 19.

The plane crash occurred in a remote area around 7::35 p.m., near the Carter and Sullivan County line. The crash involved a Cessna 172 aircraft.

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Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathis said that rescuers reached the victims several hours after getting a report about a crash. He said the plane landed in a densely forested area at an elevation of 3,000 feet.

The plane reportedly stopped in Elizabethton for fuel on its way to Ohio after departing from Charleston, South Carolina. As of last week, the names of the crash victims were not released, although two were reportedly in critical condition.

The plane was registered to Skypark Inc., a privately owned airport located in northeastern Ohio, south of Cleveland, according to WTVF. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.


Family members of plane accident victims should always seek an attorney to perform an independent investigation in order to pursue a wrongful death claim, while victims can pursue personal injury claims.

Plane crashes can occur because of negligence and/or defective parts. It is important to seek legal counsel quickly, as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) often destroys accident remains when it completes an investigation.

If you have had a family member killed or injured in a plane crash, talk to us by phone at (615) 845-6141 or visit our website to fill out a contact form. We will review and assess your case for free.

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Davis’ Did You Know? In February, four people were killed in a small airplane crash near the John C. Tune Airport in Nashville.