The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah.
Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed.
He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the accident.