The aircraft collided at Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, about 20 kilometers from Nashville. Operations at the scene have shifted from search and rescue to efforts to recover the bodies.
The county of Rutherford, in Tennessee (United States), has declared seven people dead this Saturday after the plane in which they were traveling collided with a lake in the vicinity of the state capital, Nashville.
According to CNN, the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Smyrna airfield at around 11 a.m. (local time) in the direction of Palm Beach International Airport.
The aircraft, a Cessna C501, have collided at Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, about 20 kilometers from Nashville. According to reports, operations at the scene have shifted from search and rescue to efforts to recover the bodies. County Fire Chief Joshua Sanders explained at a news conference.
"We are no longer in an attempt to search for living victims at this time, so now we are recovering as much as we can from the accident," added Sanders, who noted that emergency teams would remain at the scene throughout the night.
The Fire Department head has detailed that diving work has been carried out. A series of objectives have been identified for operations to resume this Sunday.
I think the situation itself is the most difficult part, dealing with the potential impact on her family and the wider community," Sanders said.
ACCIDENT IN SALT LAKE CITY
A man has died, and another has been injured after his plane crashed into a mountain near a ski resort near Salt Lake City in Utah (United States).
At around 10 a.m. (local time), a witness contacted the emergency service to report that, according to a press release from the Weber Fire District, a plane had crashed in the vicinity of the station. Ski Powder Mountain in Eden, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City, reports CNN.
When the authorities arrived at the scene, they found a single-engine plane with one of the men on board already deceased and the other in serious condition with second and third-degree burns, who had to be airlifted to the University Burn Center Utah.
In addition, the collision of the aircraft caused a fire that was quickly put out by the crew of firefighters displaced to the place. For its part, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, for its acronym in English) and the Federal Aviation Administration have taken charge of the investigation of the event.