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      Tennessee couple dies in Alabama plane crash

      Dr. Gary Cohen and wife Nancy (Photo by Tanya-Long Garro/Reflections by Tanya)

      The victims of a single-engine plane crash in Cullman County near Smith Lake have been identified as a dentist and his wife from Tennessee.

      Dr. Gary Cohen, 61, and his wife Nancy, 60, were killed when their plane, a Mooney M20, went down less than 200 miles away from their destination, Sumner County Regional Airport in Gallatin, Tenn..{} They were on their way home from Destin, Florida.{}

      The couple reported problems shortly before crashing in a pasture less than a mile away from the lake.{} There were reports of severe weather in the area around the time of the crash.

      The bodies have been sent to a forensic lab in Huntsville for autopsies, according to Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey.

      Cohen's dental office in Hendersonville, Tenn. confirmed the deaths.