A single engine tail-dragger airplane crashed on Saturday afternoon, January 30th, on King Robert Lane, off Rocky Mound Road, in the west section of Macon County. The owner and pilot of the small private plane, Warren Rose, had apparently made two or three flights in and out that morning and was attempting a landing, when his wheels stopped in a 10 foot drift of snow and the aircraft didn’t.
“I was notified of the crash at 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon,” said Macon County Emergency Management Director Keith Scruggs, “and I immediately responded to the scene off the Rocky Mound Road, which was a solid sheet of ice. When I arrived I observed the small craft had flipped on its top, causing extensive damage, but fortunately the two occupants weren’t injured. The plane crashed on a private strip of land, which was on private property.”
“The FAA and the Tennessee Department of Emergency Management were notified,” Scruggs continued, “and after two conference calls, it was decided they would come out and make an incident report the following day. We immediately secured the scene due to a small fuel spill and lucky no one was injured at the crash site either.”
Those responding to the scene included the West Macon Rescue Squad, EMS, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, South Allen Fire Department and the Lafayette Fire Department.