FAA: Low-flying plane in Seymour prompts complaints

Source: Teresa Willard-Ammons
Source: Teresa Willard-Ammons(WVLT)
Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 4:04 PM EST
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The Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA), confirmed three people filed complaints after video showed a low-flying airplane in Seymour.

"I heard a noise that was very unusual," Bill Oakes, a Sharp Vista neighbor who saw the plane."In my opinion it was reckless. Anything flying below the roof line. I would say they were less than five hundred feet -- at times."

An East Tennessee aviation expert watched the video and told WVLT News the pilot was acting 'totally reckless' and appeared to violate regulations.

Multiple residents in East Tennessee reported seeing the plane Thursday evening.

A resident of Seymour, Teresa Willard-Ammons, claimed she spotted the plane flying low in some residential areas.

On November 15, FAA originally told WVLT News that the Nashville Flight Standards Office had not received any complaints or reports.

Upon a recheck Tuesday, November 19, the FAA confirmed at least three complaints had been filed.

An aviation expert told WVLT News the plane appeared to be an old Cessna or perhaps a home-built aircraft, both of which require licenses to fly.

He said this particular aircraft was not an Ultralight and that a single-seat Ultralight does not require a license to fly.

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