2. Wife killed in crash, husband seriously injured
Patton said both her parents were seriously injured following the crash and unable to reach their phones to contact help. Vicki Maxwell died at the scene. David Maxwell was taken to the Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and placed in ICU, where he is currently in stable condition.
A dog that had been traveling with the couple survived with no injuries.
3. Cause of crash unknown, NTSB investigating
The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating to see what caused the accident. According to reports, no severe weather occurred in the area of the crash between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Patton said her father did everything he could to try to prevent the accident, including sending out a signal to Scott County Airport, which is two miles from the site of the crash. He was attempting to land the plane safely when it went down, she said. Her father told Patton that the plane experienced engine failure, she said.
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