Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told the Times News that the crash occurred east of the Hawkins County Airport, and is believed to be a fatality.
Following Wednesday's Airport Committee meeting Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee announced that he was suspending all fuel sales at the airport pending the completion of a fuel quality evaluation to ensure that the fuel being sold is safe.
The Brian and Jessica Templeton have lived adjacent to the airport at 825 Main St. in Surgoinsville since 2007, but they didn't have flooding problems until runway construction was completed last year.
The engineer responsible for drainage problems on residential properties beside the Hawkins County Airport failed to show up for a meeting Friday in Rogersville, prompting county commissioners to vote to involve the county attorney.
"If there's a lawsuit, the county isn't going to be a defendant. The county is going to be a plaintiff because we're going to be the one doing the suing." — Airport Committee chairman Stacy Vaughan
"The water is headed in all the wrong directions, and it appears as though it's directed in all the wrong directions." — Hawkins County Airport Manager Mark Finley