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The Pilot from Sango Crash expresses his appreciation for those who helped, or offered help


A letter to the editor from Robert Eley, the pilot of the small plane that crashed in a field in Sango, TN

Robert B. Eley stands before his crashed aircraft

Robert B. Eley stands before his crashed aircraft

My wife showed me your article on my incident a few days ago and I wanted to thank you for being so accurate with the facts.

The emergency response was top notch by all.  I am blessed to have not harmed anyone and even more blessed of the generosity shown to me by complete strangers. My wife told me that when she would be standing near the roadway, passing cars would stop and not ask what happened, but was everyone okay. This in itself shows what a great community we have here in Clarksville TN.

I have been flying since 2003 with a little over 325 hour of flight time logged. I hold a private pilot rating for vfr flight. I received my flight training over two years starting in Dickson TN and finally moving to Springfield TN where I was aggressively trained by Kevin Black. The life saving piloting skills Kevin tout me back then paid off during this incident.

Thanks to everyone who helped me when it was needed most.

Robert Eley
Clarksville, TN

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