Plane that crashed in Union City, Tenn. killing 2 registered to Minnesota company

Two dead following plane crash in Union City, Tenn.
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 2:53 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 11:01 AM CST
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UNION CITY, Tenn. (KFVS) - Two people were killed after a plane crashed into a solar farm in Union City, Tennessee Wednesday morning.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine XtremeAir XA42 crashed west of Everett-Stewart Regional Airport around 10:45 a.m. on November 15 with two people were on board.

The preliminary report from the FAA posted on Thursday stated the plane crashed under “unknown circumstances.”

According to the FAA registry, the aircraft was registered to Max Acro Inc out of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Lieutenant Joseph Key, with the Obion County Sheriff’s Office, said they were at the scene at 10:49 a.m.

He said the two people on board the aircraft had been practicing aerobatic maneuvers, when their plane nose-dived into a solar farm next to the airport.

They were both found dead at the scene.

Lt. Key said the victims are believed to be from out-of-state.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting a separate investigation from the sheriff’s office.