Monday, April 15, 2024

Terrible accident on a road near Nashville: A small plane crashed and sadly took the lives of 2 grown-ups and 3 kids who were on it

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On Monday night, a small airplane crashed on the side of Interstate 40 in Nashville and caught fire, resulting in the tragic deaths of all five people aboard, as confirmed by the police.

The passengers included two grown-ups and three kids, all Canadian citizens. The authorities are currently trying to identify them. The incident occurred after the plane, facing engine and power issues around 7:40 p.m., was granted permission for an emergency landing at John C. Tune Airport, as shared by Don Aaron, a spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department. However, the pilot later communicated to air traffic control that they wouldn’t be able to make it to the runway.

Recordings from captured the conversation between the pilot and the air traffic controller before the crash. The plane seemed to be in distress as it approached the interstate, according to witnesses.

Fortunately, the plane avoided hitting any buildings as it crashed into a grassy area behind a Costco alongside I-40. The impact caused a catastrophic explosion, leaving no survivors, according to Kendra Loney, a spokesperson for the Nashville Fire Department.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will investigate the crash involving the Piper PA-32 single-engine plane, which originated in Ontario, Canada, with stops in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Mount Sterling, Kentucky. The plane was supposed to land at John Tune Airport in Nashville on that fateful night but, for unknown reasons, passed over the airport at 2,500 feet. It then made a U-turn, reported a complete engine failure, and crashed into the highway.

A big accident happened on I-40 east around mile marker 202, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation Region 3 spokesperson, Rebekah Hammonds, said they had to close that part temporarily. It was on X day.

People recorded a video showing a plane on fire and smoke, and pictures from the police showed the plane all broken with emergency people around it on the grass by the road.

On live traffic cameras, you could see a lot of emergency vehicles blocking all the lanes going east near the crash place. There was a long line of stuck cars leading up to the closed part of I-40 east.

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