The names of those who died in a fiery plane crash in Nashville, Tenn., Monday afternoon have been confirmed. The dead include Glenn Mull, his wife Elaine, their daughter Amy Harter and granddaughter Samantha Harter.
The Mull family was traveling to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn., when their Gulfstream 690C crashed during a landing attempt.
The crash happened in Bellevue, Tenn., before 5 p.m. Monday. According to reports, the plane crashed behind the local YMCA, about 10 miles away from the John C. Tune airport, where it was expected to land.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane involved is a Gulfstream 690C. According to flight records, it took off from Great Bend, Kansas at 2:45 p.m.
The aircraft is registered to MidKansas Agri Company out of Pawnee Rock.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the National Traffic Safety Board also is investigating and will determine probable cause,” Bergen said. “We will update this statement when new information is available.”
The crash scene was near a YMCA gym. District Fire Chief George Hickey said an eyewitness saw the plane bank hard to the right and then go straight into the ground, thereby avoiding the gym and a nearby retirement home, it was reported.
The tracking site shows the plane passing over John C. Tune before going down southwest of the airport just before 5 p.m., the Associated Press reported.
“My heart goes out to the entire Mull family during this difficult time,” said Sen. Jerry Moran. “Glenn was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Both he and his wife Elaine were well-known for their generous spirit and commitment to improving Pawnee County. Glenn, Elaine, their daughter Amy and granddaughter Samantha will be greatly missed. I ask all Kansans to join me in keeping their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.”