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Taylor Swift's publicist has previously denied the star knew pilot Michael Callon
Taylor Swifts publicist has previously denied the star knew pilot Michael Callon (Photo: Lisa OConnor /AFP/Getty)

A private pilot who died after crashing his plane in Nashville had written letters to Taylor Swift after developing an infatuation with the star.

Canadian Michael Callon had attempted to land his small aircraft in dense fog at Nashville Airport before the fatal accident in October 2013.

The 45-year-old was legally drunk and the sole passenger in the Cessna 172R plane, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records obtained by WSMV-TV reveal.

The report detailed a mental health evaluation Michael underwent in 2012, where he admitted to sending a number of letters to Taylor.

The medical examiner had described the notes to have the flavour of stalking.

Michael also had a history of repeated convictions, with his parole officer saying he had developed a significant interest in a Nashville-based celebrity.

Medical evaluations revealed Michael has an interest in Taylor
Medical evaluations revealed Michael has an interest in Taylor (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)

Michael had rented a plane from Windsor Flying Club and reported his destination as Ontario, Canada. He instead flew to Nashville, Taylors hometown.

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Reports reveal Michael had circled the airport for two hours before the crash, and the airplane to burst into flames upon impact.

At the time of the incident, a FAA investigator told police the pilot had listed the singer as his next of kin – a claim Windsor Flying Club denied.

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However, Michaels membership form to the club showed he did indeed cite Taylor as his emergency contact.

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Taylors publicist previously denied the singer knew Micheal.

WSMV-TVs New4 1-Team obtained the 2016 NTSB report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.

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