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4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

February 4th, 2014 10:39 am by The Tennessean

4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

Smoke rises from the deadly plane crash just outside the YMCA in Bellevue as investigators look over the scene February 4, 2014. Samuel M. Simpkins / The Tennessean

NASHVILLE — A small twin-propeller plane slammed into the ground Monday afternoon, killing four on board just yards from where children played and swam at a busy YMCA in Bellevue.

“I was with the kids. They were swimming. I was down on the benches watching them swim,” said Chastity Mitchell, who lives in Bellevue. “I just heard a really horrible explosion and looked up (at) those glass windows and saw a wall of fire.”

All four people on board died in the crash, authorities said, which spat flames 20 feet into the air along with a plume of smoke that could be seen for blocks and debris littered the ground 100 feet away in every direction.

A family friend has confirmed that those killed in the plane crash were Glenn and Elaine Mull, their daughter, Amy Harter, and their granddaughter, Samantha Harter. The family are Pawnee Rock, Kansas, cattle farmers, and the group was reportedly coming to the area to attend the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

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