Nashville, TN, United States (4E) – A small plane crashed while trying to land a second time at a Nashville airport killing all four people aboard on Monday afternoon.
The Gulfstream 690C airplane missed landing at John C. Tune Airport in north Nashville and circled around to land again but crashed 10 miles southwest of its destination, off Highway 100 near Temple Road around 4:57 p.m..
Fire officials said the plane’s pilot avoided a packed YMCA building in Bellevue before it crashed so no one was injured in the ground.
The plane was registered to Mid-Kansas Agri Co. based in Pawnee Rock, Kansas and took off from Great Bend Municipal Airport in Great Bend, Kansas at 2:45 p.m.. The people aboard believed to be a family was going to a cattle convention and trade fair at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center when the plane crashed.
Investigators are not yet releasing the identifies of the fatalities, but local news outlets in Kansas identified them as Glenn and Elaine Mull, their daughter, Amy Harter, and their granddaughter, Samantha Harter.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.