Navy plane reportedly crashes in east Tennessee

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A military plane crash is being investigated in east Tennessee.

The U.S. Navy says a T-45C aircraft was training near the area of the reported crash near Tellico Plains, Tn., at around 6 p.m. on Sunday night. They say two pilots, an instructor and a student, were aboard a plane that has not yet returned to the air station out of NAS Meridian, Miss.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Madisonville says a plane crashed in the Cherokee National Forest, near the fish hatchery on River Road.

FOX 17 News has reached out to the FAA and the NTSB for any information as it becomes available.

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