The seven people aboard the small plane that landed Saturday morning at Lake Percy Priest near Nashville, Tennessee, are presumed dead, according to reports.
Passengers on the plane included Christian food expert Gwen Chambin Lara, her husband Joe Lara and other members of the Remnant Fellowship of Brentwood, Tennessee, WKRN-TV of Nashville reported.
The Cessna C501 plane crashed into a lake around 11 a.m. after taking off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport in Nashville’s Smyrna, FOX 17 reported.
Flight bound for Palm Beach International Airport in Florida According to the station’s report
Southwestern travelers capture the moment when the plane̵7;s wings were cut off before takeoff.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed seven people were on board and Rutherford County officials confirmed at least one person had died.
But Elizabeth Hannah, daughter of Lara has issued a message to the remaining members of the association to pray and say that this plane “It had to land quickly and in control,” Nashville’s WTVF-TV reported.
Hannah identified those on the plane as her parents, her husband Brandon, and Remnant leader David and Jennifer Martin, and Jonathan and Jessica Walters.
It is unclear who flew the plane or was reported to have died in the crash. But the trailer for Laras’ YouTube series shows Joe Lara as the pilot.
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Rutherford County Fire Rescue posted on Twitter that officials from various agencies were at the scene. and the dive team is conducting search and rescue operations.
Sailors and private jets have been urged to stay away from the site while investigations continue.
Gwen Shamblin Lara, 66, is the author of “The Weigh Down Diet”, “Rise Above: God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever” and several other books.
This is an evolving story. Come back and check for updates.