published Friday, August 10th, 2012

Plane possibly crashes into Lake Chickamauga near Harrison Bay

Hamilton County rescue personnel search the Harrison Bay area of Chickamauga Lake late Friday evening after they received reports of a plane crash. Witnesses reported the possible crash about 5 p.m., just before a strong thunderstorm passed over the area. Officials called off the search about 9 p.m. Friday without having found anything. There was no word whether a search would resume today.
Hamilton County rescue personnel search the Harrison Bay area of Chickamauga Lake late Friday evening after they received reports of a plane crash. Witnesses reported the possible crash about 5 p.m., just before a strong thunderstorm passed over the area. Officials called off the search about 9 p.m. Friday without having found anything. There was no word whether a search would resume today.
Photo by Dan Henry.
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    Staff Photo by Dan Henry/ The Chattanooga Times Free Press. Emergency personnel respond to a call off of Highway 58 in Harrison where a aircraft may have crashed late this afternoon.
    Photo by Dan Henry.
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At least five boats are in Lake Chickamauga, searching for a plane that possibly crashed into the middle of the lake near Harrison Bay.

Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, county emergency services, the Highway 58 Fire and Rescue and others are on scene at Wolftever Creek.

No further information is available at this time.

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