From the Chattanoogan: One person was killed in the crash of a small plane at Blue Ridge, Ga., on Sunday.
The pilot was the only occupant of the plane.
It happened near the Blue Ridge Jetport as the plane hit a tree.
Also, a crash of a small plane was reported on Sunday night south of the Highway 60 bridge over the Tennessee River near Birchwood, but it turned out to be a false call. It was found to be an amphibious plane landing on the water.
Around 8 p.m., there were at least 12 emergency vehicles sitting on the bridge with emergency lights on.
On the downstream side of the bridge was some type of emergency boat with a red light flashing.
Also present were Sheriff’s cars from Rhea County, Meigs County and Hamilton County as well as two ambulances.