A small plane carrying seven people crashed into the waters of Lake Percy Priest in Tennessee early Saturday morning.
Authorities were called to the scene around 11 a.m. shortly after the plane took off from Smyrna airport. Rutherford County and one person has been confirmed dead, the cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to Channel 5 News.
The Cessna C501 plane is reportedly owned by Christian food expert Gwen Shamblin Lara, founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, and her husband Joe, both based in Brentwood, Tennessee, and have registered the plane through JL&GL Productions LP. found the plane But the Tennessee Highway Patrol told News Channel 5 it was most recently seen going into the water near the boat ramp.
Lara̵7;s daughter, Elizabeth Hannah, sends a message to the remaining members of the church. by saying that her mother and father were on the plane when they were forced to “Fast and controllable landing” All passengers on the plane have ties to the church as well. including Brandon Hannah’s husband too According to her message, the others on the ship were David and Jennifer Martin and Jonathan and Jessica Walters, she said.
Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the passengers or the victims.
“Now my brother and I are praying right now. Because we have just received news that Gwen and Joe Lara’s plane must land,” Hannah wrote. But we pray—because this plane carries Gwen and Joe, Brandon Hannah, the Martins family. and The Walters—for adults only.”
“More information is coming. But pray—and live in peace.” The message continued. “God is in control. And we will never stop moving forward with what God wants with this church.”