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5 killed in plane crash near I40 in West Nashville
« on: March 05, 2024, 06:05:02 AM »

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Metro Nashville Police Department said five people died when a plane crashed on the side of Interstate 40 in West Nashville.

The crash was reported at 7:44 p.m. and occurred between the Nashville West Shopping Center near Costco and the interstate.

Police said the FAA and NTSB would be leading the investigation into the cause of the crash. FAA investigators have now arrived at the scene. NTSB investigators will arrive later on Tuesday.
The pilot of a Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II reported engine problems and got a clearance to divert to John C. Tune Airport (KJWN), Nashville, Tennessee. A short time later the pilot radioed that he was unable to make it and then crashed just off Interstate 40 behind the Costco shopping center, about 3 miles south of the airport.
The five occupants perished and the aircraft was destroyed by a post impact fire.