A small two engine Gulfstream 690c plane crashed and exploded in Bellevue, Tennessee on Monday, killing all four family members on board.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane had left Grand Bend Municipal Airport in Kansas headed to John C. Tune Airport in Nashville but crashed 10 miles south of the final destination.
The plane had missed on its first approach to Nashville’s airport and crashed on the second approach, hitting some trees before crashing into the ground before 5 p.m. on Monday near a YMCA.
The Bellevue YMCA was evacuated as a precaution.
“Although no injuries were reported inside the Y, we know Monday’s events were very emotional and trying for the members and staff who were in the building at the time of the crash. Our chaplain and counselors will be on hand to support those affected in the coming days,” YMCA spokesperson Jessica Fain said.
She added, “While details of the crash are still emerging, the near-miss of our building surely saved dozens of people from harm. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims’ families and all those affected by the crash.”
The YMCA will remain closed while the investigation continues.
“We will continue to cooperate with investigators, and the Y will remain closed until we are authorized to reopen. We’re told that could take as long as 24 to 48 hours, and we plan to have the facility inspected by structural engineers to confirm there was no damage before we reopen,” spokesperson Jessica Fain told WATE.
Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said three bodies had been recovered and rescuers say the fourth body was in the wreckage of the Gulfstream 690C. The crash wreckage was spread up to 300 feet. The victims had not been identified.
Even though authorities haven’t released official identities, a close family friend confirmed the victims are Glenn Mull and his wife Elaine, their daughter, Amy Harter, and granddaughter, Samantha Harter.
KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas reported the family was set to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Associate Trade Show in Nashville.
According to the FAA, the plane was reportedly a Gulfstream 690C registered to a Kansas agriculture company.
The FAA is on the scene and the National Transportation Safety Board was expected to arrive and investigate.
4 Dead in Bellevue Plane Crash
A small jet slammed into the ground around 5pm tonight just off Highway 100. Federal investigators are on the scene right now. After firefighters put the flames out, wreckage was all that was left of the Gulfstream 690C that left Great Bend, Kansas just before 3pm. The FAA says it was headed to John C. Tune Airport, but somehow crashed just yards away from several homes.
Tennessee Gulfstream 690c Plane Crash
Four people were killed aboard a light plane that crashed Monday near Nashville, Tenn. The plane, a Gulfstream 690C flying from Grand Bend Municipal Airport in Kansas to John C. Tune-Nashville International Airport, went down shortly before 5 p.m. ET just outside the YMCA in Bellevue, about 15 miles southwest of Nashville.
Aerial view of Gulfstream 690c Crash
Aerial view of Nashville Plane Crash.
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