Sheriff’s Office asking for “patience” as they resume search for missing plane in Chickamauga Lake

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Crews have resumed their search for that plane that crashed Monday in Chickamauga Lake.

They resumed their search around 9 am Tuesday.

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Around 2 pm Monday, a neighbor called 911 to report that a small plane had crashed into the water.

Since then pieces of the plane have been found, but not the whole plane itself.

Drones and drive teams are searching for the plane.



Officials say they have an idea on who is in the plane, but they can’t be certain until they find it.

Once family is notified they will release the names of the people involved.

They say it could take days or weeks to find the plane, so they are asking people who live in the area to be patient.

Matt Lea, with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says, “through today and the coming days, people in the Lee Pike and Chickamauga Lake area can expect to see an increase in law enforcement and rescue personnel throughout the next coming days. Until the plane is located the Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters attempt to avoid the area near the crash site so as to allow rescue crews to search for the plane and recover any evidence.”

If you live in the area and happen to find parts of the plane, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

We will be sure to keep you updated on this story.