The family of Murray Marien, who was injured in a plane crash in Sequatchie County on Wednesday, issued thanks to those who helped with his recovery.
The family said, "As we reflect on the recent events from yesterday and focus on Murray’s recovery, we would like to thank all the members of the first responder agencies who assisted with locating and treating Murray after the plane crash. From the United States Air Force identifying the crash site from the coordinates of the emergency transmitter beacon and notifying the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department to search the area to Life Force and Erlanger staff for stabilizing and treating Murray’s injuries. We are so grateful for the immediate response from all those involved and for the area residents keeping him in their thoughts and prayers."
The small plane crashed at Cagle Mountain near Dunlap.
The pilot was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital.
There were no passengers.
Based on the plane's registration number, it was a Glasair amateur-built experimental plane.
It was built in Canada in 2002.
The pilot was described as being in good spirits soon after the crash.