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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — One person died Friday when a single-engine plane crashed near a Tennessee airport, an official said.

An individual aboard the plane contacted the McKellar-Sipes Airport in Madison County seeking guidance to land after reporting engine trouble, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Mapes told The Jackson Sun.

The plane crashed about a mile from the airport, he said. The pilot's identity wasn't immediately released.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt told The Associated Press that the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza left Dickson Municipal Airport in Dickson and was headed west to Charles W. Baker Airport in Millington, outside of Memphis.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating what caused the aircraft to crash.

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