Officials say all seven people aboard a small plane that went down yesterday in Percy Priest Lake near Nashville are presumed deceased.
Occupants of the aircraft included Christian diet guru Gwen Shambin Lara as well as her husband Joe Lara and other members of the Remnant Fellowship of Brentwood including Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters, and Brandon Hannah. All are from Brentwood, Tennessee.
The Cessna C501 aircraft crashed into the lake after departing from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport in Smyrna.
The flight was headed for Palm Beach International airport in Florida.
Boaters and private aircraft were urged to stay away from the site as the investigation continued.
Gwen Shamblin Lara is the author of “The Weigh Down Diet,” “Rise Above: God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever,” and several other books.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) will investigate the plane crash.