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Windsor pilot killed in Nashville airport crash, wreckage goes unnoticed for hours

A Cessna 172 in flight.

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A pilot from Windsor, Ont., has been killed in a crash at Nashville's international airport that wasn't noticed for hours, according to Windsor radio station CKLW.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says the crash of the small plane is thought to have happened after 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

Spokesman Peter Knudson says a fire began after the plane went down but the wreckage was only spotted about six hours later by the crew of another passing plane.

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The Windsor Flying Club has confirmed that the pilot killed was one of their members.

President David Gillies isn't releasing a name but says the pilot had been licensed for quite a while.

Maintenance records show the plane was in good working order and fully capable of making the trip from Windsor to Nashville.

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