Nashville Plane Crash Victims IdentifiedBy: Courtney Wills - February 5, 2014
A Nashville plane crash that killed four on Monday now has new information; the four victims have been identified as the owner of a Kansas farm, along with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter.
Glenn Mull, was an experienced pilot of over ten years, according to the airport manager where Mull stored his plane.
A family spokeswoman, Lori Gibson, stated Tuesday that Glenn Mull, 62, his wife, Elaine, 63, daughter Amy Harter, 40, and 16-year-old granddaughter Samantha Harter were aboard the compact Gulfstream 690C twin-propeller plane that crashed in Nashville, home of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association Trade Show that the family was planning to attend.
“In light of this tragedy the family is in the process of coming to terms with the shock of this loss and also addressing the immediate needs and concerns of the employees, business and community,” Gibson stated.
Mull was apparently attempting to land the aircraft at John C. Tune Airport in Nashville; after a failed first attempt, the pilot was going for a second when the fiery crash occurred.
According to investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, the crash left 80 yards’ worth of debris at the scene, according to NewsChannel5.
Jeanine Haynes, Mull’s sister, also spoke about the crash at a later conference on Tuesday.
Jeanine Haynes made her statements concerning the loss at the conference intended for family and colleagues of the Mulls and Harters; the media were allowed later.
Haynes asked for privacy for her family during their grieving process.
“Our family suffered a horrific loss with the deaths of Glenn and Elaine Mull, their daughter Amy and their granddaughter Samantha Harter. Each of the four independently represented love, humility and generosity that we will carry with us in the healing process,” says Haynes.
Mull was the owner of a Pawnee Rock, Kansas farm, Mull Farms & Feeding, a feedlot with many employees now concerned about their occupational future; Haynes commented that she did not believe any jobs would be lost as a result of the Mulls’ deaths. “The confidence and respect they imparted to our invaluable staff will undoubtedly continue in their absence,” Jeanine Haynes said.
The Mulls and Harters left Great Bend Municipal Airport on Monday around 3 p.m. before crashing about 100 yards from the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, in Bellevue, around 5 p.m.
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