Etowah County authorities were on the scene of an apparent plane crash, in the northern part of the county, shortly before 6:00pm Monday. Deputies – along with fire departments from Attalla, Ivalee and Gallant – were in the area of Rocky Hollow Cutoff Road. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson stated – a single-engine Piper PA-32R – had crashed near Northeast Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden.
Reportedly, the pilot – who was the only one on board – was killed in the crash. There is no word yet – on anything relating to any possible cause for that circumstance.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.