At about 1057 eastern time, a Beech K-35 broke up in flight and crashed on Pine Mountain near Jellico. The pilot was killed. The airplane was en route at 9,000 feet when Indianapolis Center handed the flight off to Atlanta Center. The pilot did not respond. Radar data showed the southbound flight made a brief descending right turn before climbing back to 9,000 feet. The airplane was then heading north-northeast and disappeared from radar while at a Mode C indicated altitude of 7,700 feet.