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One dead in east Alabama plane crash

Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio) Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio)
Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio) Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio)
Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio) Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio)
Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio) Authorities search Saturday in Weiss Lake after a plane crash (photo source WEIS Radio)
CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A pilot was killed after his small plane crashed into a Cherokee County lake on Saturday.

It happened on Weiss lake near the Cedar Bluff community. Investigators say it was a routine landing maneuver, that had tragic results.

"Our information was a pilot was attempting to land and clipped a main power line, which caused him to crash into the lake," said Cherokee County E.M.A. Director Beverly Daniel.

The only person on board was the pilot. He was flying in from Guntersville to visit with friends in the area.

"Unfortunately he did not survive. His body has been recovered," said Daniel.

WEIS Radio said divers recovered the body of the pilot, who has been identified as William Shaver, just after 12:30 p.m.

Saturday afternoon investigators continued to comb the scene attempting to recover the small one engine plane. Approximately 3,500 customers lost power as a result of the collision. A temporary fix was established.

"I understand the Cherokee Electric Company has all the local power restored but T.V.A. will have to reopen those main transmission lines," said Daniel.

As the investigation continues, Daniel says people should try and remain patient and stay out of the area so that investigators can complete their job as quickly as possible.

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