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Report: Pilot who crashed at Nashville airport had been drinking

Michael Callan was killed in a crash Oct. 29 at Nashville International Airport. Michael Callan was killed in a crash Oct. 29 at Nashville International Airport.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Canadian pilot who flew to Nashville in the middle of the night and crashed on a runway at Nashville International Airport had been drinking alcohol, according to the medical examiner.

As The Tennessean first reported Wednesday, an autopsy showed Michael Callan had a blood alcohol level of .081 at the time of the crash.

If he had been driving a car, he would've been considered legally drunk.

But pilots are not allowed to have any alcohol whatsoever in their systems when they climb into the cockpit.

Callan died in the crash Oct. 29, and the wreckage of Callan's plane went unnoticed for hours, raising questions about how he flew into the airport undetected.

Federal authorities are still investigating the crash.

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