No survivors after plane carrying five suffers ‘catastrophic’ crash near Nashville highway

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Five people died after a single-engine airplane crashed beside a highway in Nashville, the city’s metro police department said

The plane crashed off the eastbound lanes past the Charlotte Pike exit, police said in a post on social media platform X, adding that work was ongoing to determine from where the plane originated.
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently on the scene and the National Transport Safety Board will arrive later on Tuesday, police said
The control tower at Nashville’s John Tune airport received a message from a pilot at about 7:40 p.m. ET saying their aircraft was experiencing engine and power failure and needed permission to land, a police spokesperson told reporters on the night, according to ABC News.

A spokesperson for the Nashville Fire Department told the television network the plane imploded on impact.
The “impact was catastrophic and did not leave any survivors,” the representative said.

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