5 Confirmed Dead After Aircraft Crashes

5 Dead After Plane Crash

(USNewsBreak.com) – A number of small plane crashes have occurred in the past few years. They often involve single-engine planes with a variety of mechanical failures contributing to the accidents. In Nashville, Tennessee, an aircraft recently went down, killing all five people onboard.

The crash occurred on the evening of Monday, March 4. The pilot, later identified as Canadian citizen Victor Dotsenko, radioed into air traffic control requesting permission to conduct an emergency landing. While controllers granted his request, he never made it, telling officials he was too far away. The single-engine plane went down just off Interstate 40 and went up in flames. Sadly, the accident killed everyone onboard.

The flight path showed that the plane’s trip originally started north of Ontario, Canada, and made several stops — presumably to refuel — along the way. The pilot didn’t report any mechanical issues or anomalies. The last part of the excursion began from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, and headed to Nashville. When Dotsenko radioed in, he said the plane was experiencing engine and power failure. Shortly after, the pilot said the plane wouldn’t reach John Tune Airport, and it fell off the radar.

Many people on the interstate saw the crash as it happened and made frantic calls to 911, seeking help for those onboard. The other victims included the pilot’s wife, Rimma Dotsenko, and his three children, David, Adam, and Emma. All were from King Township in Canada, part of the larger Toronto area.

King Township mayor Steve Pellegrini issued a statement on X, formerly Twitter, extending the community’s “deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Dotsenko family… who tragically lost their lives.”

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash. At a press conference the day after the crash, NTSB investigator Aaron McCarter said it was too early to determine a cause. However, investigators would look into the pilot’s experience. He told the public to expect a preliminary report within 10 days, with a final report due in the next nine months.

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