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Christian Diet Guru’s plane crashes in Lake Tennessee with 7 on board
Screenshot / Facebook A small plane carrying seven people crashed in the waters of Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee on Saturday morning. Authorities were called to the scene around 11 a.m., shortly after the plane took off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport, and one person is confirmed dead. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to News Channel 5. The aircraft, the Cessna C501, is believed to be owned by Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, and of her husband Joe. The couple live near Brentwood, Tennessee, and had registered the plane through their company JL&GL Productions LP. The plane was not located, but the Tennessee Highway Patrol told News Channel 5 it was last seen diving into the water near a boat ramp. water. Lara’s daughter, Elizabeth Hannah, texted members of Remnant Fellowship Church saying her mother and father were on board the aircraft when he was forced to make a “quick landing and control”. All of the passengers on the plane also have ties to the church, including Hannah’s own husband, Brandon, according to her text. The others on board were David and Jennifer Martin and Jonathan and Jessica Walters, she said. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the passengers or the victim. “My brother and I are asking for immediate prayers at this time as we just heard that Gwen and Joe Lara’s plane must have gone down,” Hannah wrote. “We don’t have word yet of the outcome, but we ask for prayers – as this plane welcomed Gwen and Joe, Brandon Hannah, the Martins and the Walters – adults only. ” “More to come, but be in prayer – and be at peace,” the message continues. “GOD IS IN CONTROL, and we will not stop moving forward with WHAT GOD WANTS with this church.” Sky5 saw first responders picking up debris in a creek. All visible debris was quite small, corresponding to a high impact accident. 11 / x pic.twitter.com/Mug4awX9VN – Phil Williams (@ NC5PhilWilliams) May 29, 2021 learn more, check out The Daily Beast Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day Beast Daily Subscription: Beast Inside digs deep into the stories that matter to you Learn more.