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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Bellevue Plane Crash

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Bellevue Plane Crash

CREATED Feb 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Transportation and Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal plane crash in Bellevue that killed four members of a Kansas family. 

The preliminary report helped shed light on what possibly caused the Gulfstream Commander 690C to crash near the Bellevue YMCA on February 3.

The pilot, 62-year-old Glenn Mull and his 63-year-old wife Elaine, their daughter 40-year-old Amy Harter and granddaughter 16-year-old Samantha Harter were all killed in the crash. They were traveling to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville. 

According to the report, no incident was reported during the plane's flight from Great Bend Municipal Airport in Great Bend, Kansas to John C. Tune Airport in Nashville. Officials said during the plane's initial decent, air traffic control informed the pilot that the airplane was about a half mile east of the final approach course.

The report stated the pilot initially missed his first approach to the runway and somehow veered off course during his second attempt.

Investigators said no distress calls were issued prior to the plane's impact.

The crash remains under investigation.

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