Officials find missing French Lick aircraftMarch 24, 2014
By The Associated Press
VONORE, Tenn. — A Fargo, N.D., airshow official says a pilot killed in an East Tennessee crash was a popular performer who was headed to an airshow in Florida.
Fargo Airshow Committee Co-Chairman Dick Walstad told radio station KFGO-AM that Jim Maroney lived in Wisconsin but was a native of North Dakota who had served in the Fargo Air National Guard and been a pilot for Delta Air Lines.
Maroney's single-engine World War II-era de Havilland DHC-1 — which Walstad called the "Super Chipmunk" — was reported missing Sunday evening after it took off from French Lick and didn't arrive in Canon, Ga.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office officials told media the plane's wreckage was found in an inaccessible area of the Cherokee National Forest.
Walstad said Maroney was an outstanding, safety-minded pilot.
The crash investigation continues.
VONORE, Tenn. — Officials in East Tennessee say they have found wreckage from an aircraft that was reported missing and the pilot, who was the only person aboard, is dead.
The aircraft — a single-engine World War II-era de Havilland DHC-1 — was reported missing Sunday evening after it didn’t arrive in Canon, Ga. The flight originated in French Lick.
Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told media the wreckage was found in the Cherokee National Forest in an area that is not easily accessible by vehicle. Crews were able to access the area by air.
An investigation into the crash continues.
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