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What you should know about the crash that killed three people

Three people were killed when a single-engine fixed-wing aircraft crashed south of Nashville in Williamson County on Wednesday.

Officials have not yet identified the victims.

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed shortly after the crash that the plane was a Beech V35. Officials will be on site Thursday to investigate the cause of the crash.

Here’s what we know so far:

Plane crash in Middle Tennessee

The first call to 911 came in at 12:05 p.m., Williamson County Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Jill Burgin said Wednesday.

One man reported “hearing a noise and seeing debris,” Burgin said.

A helicopter flies near where first responders have gathered after a plane crash that killed three people on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Williamson County, Tennessee.  The plane took off from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and had crashed at the time en route to Louisville, Kentucky.

Williamson County Fire/Rescue posted on Facebook that the accident occurred in the area of ​​Bending Chestnut Road and Davis Hollow Road near Natchez Trace Parkway, about 50 miles southwest of Nashville.

The debris field stretched about half a mile, Burgin said.

Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod said investigators believe the plane broke up in mid-air.

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