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2 Die in Nashville Plane Crash

September 25, 1999

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A vintage plane circled a downtown neighborhood and clipped trees before crashing between two houses and bursting into flames. Two men in the plane died.

Fire Chief Buck Dozier said it was miraculous that no one on the ground was killed. The plane lost a wing as it crashed and tumbled up against an unoccupied home a few blocks from a crowded farmers market.

``This is a heavily populated area and an historic area of Nashville. It came down between two houses and just burst into flames,″ Dozier said.

Killed were the pilot, 52-year-old Charles Richard Loudermilk, and Stephen Paul Canaday, 55.

``We got real, real lucky,″ said Sgt. Jack Klotzback of the Metro Nashville Police Department. ``Somehow, he set it down into a vacant lot.″

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