At Least One Person Dead After Small Plane Carrying Seven People Crashes Into Tennessee Lake

A Cessna with seven people on board crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (WKRN)

At least one person is confirmed dead after a small jet carrying seven people crashed into a Tennessee lake Saturday morning, authorities said.

Ashley McDonald, the spokesperson for the Rutherford County government, told reporters during a press briefing Saturday evening that local authorities did not know who was on board. She said they know who the plane was registered to, but “at this time we will not be releasing that information as it is part of the active investigation.”

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SOURCE: ABC News, Meredith Deliso