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Two survive small plane crash on Tennessee / Alabama border

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash on Highway 72 that happened Tuesday afternoon.

The first reports of the crash started just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, near the Tennessee-Alabama line.

Viewer Chris Sampley, Sr. posted a live update on Facebook from the scene:

The Brownfield Airport in Marion County confirms to NewsChannel 9 that there were two people aboard the plane at the time of the crash, and that it had just taken off from their airport.

Marion County police tell NewsChannel 9 that both survived and walked away from the crash.

We have learned through the website that the plane’s tail number is N3772F.

The plane is a 1966 CESSNA 172H, fixed wing single-engine plane with 4 seats.

It’s registered to David H Riggs Jr. of Bridgeport, Alabama.

A witness says he saw the plane circling and heard it backfiring before it crashed.

We spoke with the owner of the field where the plane crashed. He says he ran to the scene to see a woman walking around dazed.

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