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Metro Police Confirm 4 Dead in Bellevue Plane Crash

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BELLEVUE, Tenn. - Right now federal investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly plane crash in Bellevue. A small jet slammed into the ground around 5pm tonight just off Highway 100. Federal investigators are on the scene right now. FOX17 has learned all 4 people on board the plane were killed. Right now no names are being released,  but Metro Police say they believe all the victims were members of the same family.. The FAA says the plane was heading to John C. Tune Airport about 10 miles north of there but instead it crashed behind the Bellevue YMCA and just yards away from several homes. A terrifying moment caught on video. The fire alarms blare from the YMCA just yards away from the explosion caused by a private jet slammed into the ground, killing everyone on board.

Brenda McKee says she was looking out her kitchen window when she saw the plane fall out of the sky. McKee says she ran toward it, praying someone had survived. After firefighters put the flames out, wreckage was all that was left of the Gulfstream 690C that left Great Bend, Kansas just before 3pm. The FAA says it was headed to John C. Tune Airport, but somehow crashed just yards away from several homes. Joe Loftis rushed to the neighborhood to check on his mom.

That's because Loftis is also a flight instructor who's flown into and out of John C. Tune many times. Despite the tragic loss, witnesses say they're thankful the plane missed both the YMCA and the nearby homes. Metro Police say the FAA, the FBI and the NTSB will investigate, but they don't suspect any foul play in the crash. A YMCA spokesperson says there were several people inside when the plane crashed. FOX17's Eric Alvarez will have more on that plus just how long it could take to sort all this out COMING UP on FOX17 NEWS at 9pm. Tonight, we're learning more about what led up to this crash in Bellevue. The private plane took off from the Great Bend Municipal Airport in Great Bend, Kansas, approaching John C. Tune Airport here in Nashville.

It went down about 10 miles south of that air field, very close to the Bellevue YMCA. We are constantly finding out new information about this type of airplaine. The FAA confirms it's a Gulfstream 690C. The plane has 2 propellers on each of its fixed wings. Some models can hold up to 12 people, including the flight crew. It is registered to the Mid-Kansas Agri Co. in Pawnee Rock, Kansas, near Wichita. When accidents like this happen, weather can play a major role.

Skywatch Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan joins us TONIGHT with the conditions right around crash time. Our coverage of this accident is far from over. COMING UP TONIGHT on FOX17 NEWS: more about the conditions surrounding this plane crash. You can also stay up to date 24/7 by staying here on Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.

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