- Associated Press - Monday, September 14, 2020

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed in a wooded area outside an airport in Jackson, Tennessee.

Bryan Jackson, a surgeon from the Memphis suburb of Bartlett, died when his Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed near McKellar-Sipes Airport early Friday, Madison County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Mapes said Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had left Dickson Municipal Airport in Dickson and had been headed west to Charles W. Baker Airport in Millington, outside of Memphis.

Jackson contacted McKellar-Sipes Airport and reported mechanical trouble, Mapes said. The plane went down near the airport in Jackson, about 90 miles (144 kilometers) west of Dickson and about 80 miles (128 kilometers) east of Millington.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating what caused the aircraft to crash.

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