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Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors, says Authorities

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.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Dec 2016, 09:15:37 AM
Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors, says Authorities (representative image)

Gatlinburg:

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. 

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First Published : 28 Dec 2016, 09:10:00 AM
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