EMA director: Carter Co. crews searching for possible plane crash site after beacon goes off


CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.– According to the Director of Carter County Rescue Squad, the search will continue in the morning if they receive more information.

Officials in Carter County told News Channel 11 that a beacon signal indicated a possible plane crash on Holston Mountain.

Carter County Emergency Management Agency Director Gary Smith said he got the initial call around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

An emergency beacon is reportedly going off on Holston Mountain. Crews are using Panhandle Road for access to the search area.

Crews from EMA and the rescue squad are on scene searching for possible wreckage. However, no sign of a plane has been found yet, according to Smith.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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