Piper crash kills one


This may be old news, crash happened Monday morning. Ive searched but cannot find a flight track. Heres the link:


[]click here ](http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0912689&size=L&width=1024&height=694&sok=&photo_nr=&prev_id=&next_id=) not this aircraft, but identical aircraft type

[ ]NTSB](http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events02/media/01_30465.txt) NTSB report []FAA Registry ](http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=30465&cmndfind.x=18&cmndfind.y=13) registered owner

Article published Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Plane crashes in Tennessee, killing Wapakoneta man, 58


TAZEWELL, Tenn. - An Ohio restaurateur was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed in northeast Tennessee, authorities said.

Larry Sanders, 58, was flying his Piper PA-28 from his hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, to meet his wife in Pigeon Forge, about 45 miles south of the crash site, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Dispatchers received calls shortly before 9 a.m. Monday from residents who said the small plane’s engine was struggling before it went down in a wooded area, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Davidson said.

“It sounded just like a boat motor running out of fuel,” said T.J. Harrell, a lawn mower repairman who said he heard the plane flying above his home. A cause for the crash is being investigated, said David Breeding, deputy director of Claiborne County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

“[A witness] saw the plane come down out of the clouds, it was sputtering a little bit, like it was in trouble, and as he watched, it didn’t climb high enough to make it over this ridge area here,” Mr. Breeding told WVLT-TV in Knoxville.

Mr. Sanders was well known in the small city, about 90 miles south of Toledo, as the proprietor of the Beer & Wine Depot, said his friend and City Council President Steve Henderson. “In a small town, news travels quite quickly,” Mr. Henderson said. “He was just a smart, funny, ambitious businessman that loved to have a good time.”