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TODAY   |  February 04, 2014

Pilot in plane tragedy lauded as hero

The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Monday near Nashville, Tenn. is being called a hero for possibly saving the lives of many on the ground by maneuvering away from a nearby YMCA as the plane went down. None of the four people on board survived.

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>> meantime, you're following kind of a remarkable story tied to a plane crash .

>> remarkable but tragic, sadly. the pilot of a small plane being called a hero this morning for possibly saving the lives of dozens of people on the ground as the plane went down. crashed right next to a ymca north of nashville, tennessee. approximately 300 people inside the y at the time. none of the four people on board the plane survived. witnesses reported seeing the plane bank hard to the right seconds before it crashed into the ground possibly avoiding further tragedy.