Four members of one family are dead following a fiery plane crash in Nashville with officials saying the dead pilot saved lives on the ground by skirting a populated area when crashing. The small plane was carrying just the four, all who died on impact. This Nashville plane crash happened right before 5 p.m. on Monday, according to Fox News live on on Feb. 4.
Reports from local WSMV.com in Nashville today indicate that three generations of the family were in that plane. The exact address of the crash is reported as 8209 Westchase Court, which is behind the Bellevue YMCA. The flight records indicate that four people boarded the small plane in Grand Bend Kansas at 2:45 p.m. on Monday and the flight was due to land at about 5 p.m. at the John C Tune Airport.
The victims of the crash are confirmed as 62-year-old Glenn Mull; his wife, 54-year-old Elaine Mull; their daughter, 40-year-old Amy Harter; and their granddaughter, 16-year-old Samantha Harter. The plane is registered to Mid-Kansas Agri Co. out of Kansas.
The plane missed its first approach to the airport, which was indicated by the plane's flight path. It turned and was circling attempting an approach to the runway when it crashed. The wreckage was spread over an 80 yard area.
Witnesses said the Gulfstream 690C hit the ground after making a "hard right bank." This is when authorities believe the now dead pilot made sure that the plane wouldn't hit anyone on the ground. Chief Hickley of the Metro Nashville Fire Department pointed out that the pilot did this and was able to miss homes and buildings on the ground.