October 30, 2013 12:55 pm
Updated: October 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Windsor pilot dies in Nashville plane crash, not noticed for hours


Watch: NTSB address the plane crash on Tuesday morning at Nashville International Airport

TORONTO – A pilot from Windsor, Ont., is dead after a small plane crashed in Nashville on Tuesday.

The single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft was registered to the Windsor Flying Club.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said the plane went down sometime after 3 a.m. local time.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said a fire began after the plane went down but the wreckage was only spotted about six hours later by the crew of another passing plane.

The NTSB is investigating the crash, and a preliminary report is expected in 10 days.

The name of the victim has not been released, but the Windsor Flying Club confirmed that the pilot killed was one of their members.

Maintenance records show the plane was in good working order and fully capable of making the trip from Windsor to Nashville.

*With files from The Canadian Press

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