Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors, says Authorities

28 December 2016, 09:15 AM
Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors, says Authorities (representative image)
Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors, says Authorities (representative image)

Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and no one survived.

A reconnaissance flight by the Tennessee Army National Guard found the plane inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at around 4:45 PM on Tuesday.

A release from the National Park Service says the three onthe plane were 41-year-old David Starling, 42-year-old Kim Smith and 8-year-old Hunter Starling, all from Bradford County, Florida.

The Cessna 182 aircraft was in route to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport on Monday when it disappeared.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a family membercontacted the agency when the flight didn't arrive asexpected. The victims will be recovered from the crash site todayand their identities need to be confirmed. 

First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 09:10 AM
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