A plane crash that occurred near Nashville, TN has claimed the lives of four people. A cattle rancher from Kansas, his wife, daughter and granddaughter were identified as the four people killed in the crash. According to a friend close to the family, the rancher's name was Glenn Mull and he and his family were in TN to attend an agricultural convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
The plane crash occurred Monday evening and officials are saying that although the pilot could not save himself or his family, he managed to prevent the plane from crashing into a YMCA building and injuring or killing more people.
A spokesperson from the organization commended the pilot for his quick thinking and ability to prevent the plane from crashing into the building.
"While details of the crash are still emerging, the near-miss of our building surely saved dozens of people from harm," the spokesperson said.
The plane that crashed was a Gulfstream 690C. Investigators believe that the crash occurred when the pilot accidentally missed his first approach to John C. Tune Airport and circled around to try to land. It happened around 5 p.m. and many people witnessed the plane crash to the ground and ignite in flames. The debris from the Nashville plane crash is said to be spread over an 80 yard area. Everyone inside the YMCA at the time of the crash was quickly evacuated and emergency personnel were quick to arrive at the scene.
Details of the crash are still sketchy and investigators are working hard to determine exactly what happened to make the plane go down. Although the weather in Nashville has been wet, cold and snowy, investigators have not yet mentioned it as a cause of the crash.
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