A Fort Lauderdale woman and her grandson were identified as the two people killed in a plane crash at the Collegedale Airport on Saturday afternoon.
Injured were the pilot and another of his two children.
The plane was a single-engine, fixed wing aircraft, bearing the tail number N7830V. The aircraft was registered to the pilot, Todd Silver. The pilot was traveling with his mother, Suzanne Silver, and his children. Ms. Silver and a male child were pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Silver and his daughter were airlifted by Life Force and UT Lifestar 5 to Erlanger Hospital.
Todd Silver of Fort Lauderdale has a company manufacturing various types of canopies for airplanes, according to a Facebook site.
The crash is being investigated by the Collegedale Police Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Authorities said on Saturday, around 12:50 p.m., Collegedale Police along with the Tri-Community Fire Department, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Emergency Management, Hamilton County Rescue, and Hamilton County EMS, responded to the crash.
A nearby resident said the plane took off and then took a hard right as if trying to get back to the runway.
The plane crashed just off the end of the runway.
Residents of nearby Apison told of seeing a plane flying unusually low just before the crash.
Flights at the Collegedale Airport were canceled for the rest of the day.