Officials identify aircraft after man killed near Oliver Springs Airport

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The victim in a glider accident near the Oliver Springs Airport has been identified.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Patrick Scott Lucas, 45, from Morristown. Lucas was the only person on board.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, the aircraft was identified as a Quicksilver MX Ultralight Aircraft.

The glider accident happened about 100 yards from the Oliver Springs Airport Saturday evening, according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said officers and medical personnel were on the scene of Smith Road in Anderson County.

A WVLT News crew on scene said the medical examiner was there along with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. The glider appeared to have crashed next to a large field.

Dispatch said the accident was first reported around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The National Traffic Safety Board and the FAA are investigating.

Investigators clarified on Monday that the vehicle was not a "hang glider," but rather a type of unpowered aircraft.

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