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On 21 December 2017 the pilot of a Gregory S. Browning  Zodiac 601XL departed Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Tennessee on a flight to Wifferdill Airport, Chapmansboro, Tennessee. A short time later witnesses in the vicinity of Chapmansboro Tennessee reported hearing a loud ‘boom’ similar to a crash. The aircraft was found in an open field in an upright position with substantial damage. The pilot, the only person on board, sustained fatal injuries.

The investigation, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, is continuing.

General details
Date: 21 December 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1307 CST Investigation type: External Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Thompson's Station, Tennessee, USA Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: International Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: Gregory S. Browning, Zodiac 601XL 
Aircraft registration: N929GB 
Type of operation: Unknown 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Tennessee, USA
Destination:Wifferdill Airport, Chapmansboro, Tennessee, USA
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Last update 15 January 2018