After a fatal plane crashed in Thompson’s Station Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration has released more info about the crash.
The plane was a “ZODIAC 601XL, amateur-built aircraft.”
According to the FAA statement, the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a field in Thompson Station at about 1 p.m.”
Only the pilot was onboard, who died, and they have not yet been identified— in fact, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Offices, who has secured the scene, said it will not release the name at request of the family. The FAA said they would release the aircraft registration after the pilot was identified. It is unclear if they will still do that now that the WCSO is not naming the deceased.
The FAA is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Bureau will determine probable cause of the accident. The accident happened in a field on Casparis Road, just south of Interstate 840.
Multiple emergency crews were dispatched to the scene.