April 17th, 2024

U.S. officials investigating after five Canadians killed in Nashville plane crash

By The Canadian Press on March 6, 2024.

Investigators look over a small plane crash alongside eastbound Interstate 40 at mile marker 202 on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in Nashville, Tenn. U.S. authorities continue to investigate a plane crash in Tennessee that killed five Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, George Walker IV

NASHVILLE – U.S. authorities continue to investigate a plane crash in Tennessee that killed five Canadians.

A single-engine plane crashed alongside a highway west of downtown Nashville on Monday, killing all five people aboard.

Investigator Aaron McCarter of the National Transportation Safety Board says the flight originated in Ontario and three of the passengers were children.

In a recording of radio transmissions, the pilot tells air traffic controllers that his engine has shut down, he has overflown John C. Tune airport and has circled around in an attempt to land.

A runway is cleared at the airport, but the pilot says the plane has already descended to 1,600 feet and that he’s too far away and isn’t going to make it.

Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of reports of the deaths of five Canadians in Tennessee but would not disclose any details due to privacy considerations.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it has assigned a representative to the U.S.-led investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 6, 2024.

– With files from The Associated Press

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