A small plane that crashed at the Nashville International Airport, probably at about 3 am, went unnoticed until after sunrise.
At any large airport, anything out of the ordinary is quickly spotted by the authorities.
In a baffling story, a small plane that crashed at Nashville International Airport, supposedly after 3 am, went unnoticed until after sunrise.
It was a pilot embarking on a morning flight that finally caught sight of an engine cover and notified the controllers, who then informed airport personnel.
Thus far, confirmation has been given that the plane that crashed was a single engine Cessna. Currently it is thought to have caught fire upon impact, claiming the life of the sole occupant found in the wreckage.
Unanswered questions at this time include exactly when the plane when down and why nobody noticed.
It’s also unclear if a distress call was made by the Cessna’s pilot prior to the crash, and how many controllers were in the tower at the time monitoring airport activities..
An FAA spokesperson did offer that the fog was particularly thick that night.
The agency has opted to stop releasing information about the ongoing investigation, and airport officials are forwarding questions to the National Transportation Safety Board.