The non-instrument-rated pilot rented the airplane in Canada and filed a VFR flight plan for a cross-country flight to a destination in Canada. The flight was not approved to leave Canada.
The flight plan was subsequently closed and investigators could not determine the flight’s last departure point and time. The wreckage of the Cessna 172 was found on a runway at an airport in Nashville, Tennessee, the following afternoon during an airfield inspection. The pilot was killed in the crash. [Read more…]