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Officials in Tennessee find missing Indiana aircraft

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KNOXVILLE, 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, Indiana.

Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Tennessee) 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.

The FAA says the aircraft was flying on Visual Flight Rules and was not receiving air traffic control service.  The aircraft is described as a vintage trainer used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

An investigation into the crash continues.

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