Fatalities Reported As Single-engine Plane Crashes Near I-40 In Nashville

Tragedy struck in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday night when a single-engine plane crashed during an emergency landing, claiming multiple lives.

According to Don Aaron, the public affairs director for the Nashville Metropolitan Police, the control tower at Nashville’s John Tune airport was alerted at around 7:40 p.m. ET by a pilot who reported engine and power failure. The pilot requested permission to land, which was granted by the tower. However, as the aircraft approached the airport, the pilot informed the control tower that it would not be able to make it.

According to an official, witnesses reported that the plane was experiencing distress as it flew over the interstate.

A plane crashed behind a Costco near the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40, according to his account.

Upon reaching the scene, the fire department encountered a fierce blaze. However, they successfully managed to extinguish the fire while also ensuring the preservation of crucial evidence from the site.

The incident is currently being investigated by both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, according to Aaron.

Local authorities are collaborating with federal officials to ascertain the origin of the plane. Additionally, the identities of the individuals on board remain unknown at this time.

The incident resulted in the closure of the interstate, and authorities are currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the crash.

Please note that this is a developing story, and we will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

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