June 25, 2021

Nashville plane crash: Christian food guru and church founder Gwen Champlin is believed to have killed Laura 7

The Cessna 501 was carrying seven people when it collided early Saturday morning in Percy Priest Lake in the community of Smyrna, near Nashville, shortly after takeoff from Smirna Airport. Officials said.

Laura were on board; Her husband, William J. Laura; His nephew, Brandon Hannah; And married couple Jennifer and David Martin, and Rutherford County government spokeswoman Jessica and Jonathan Walters said in a statement.

All seven people on board are presumed dead, officials said. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Gwen Champlin Laura was the founder and spiritual leader Remaining Fellowship Church Brentwood south of Nashville. Her husband, who went by Joe Laura, An actor Most famous for his lead role in the television series “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures” which ran from 1996 to 1997.
Developed by Lara, a registered dietitian, Gwen Champlin Wait Down Diet, Which encouraged dieters to strengthen their faith in God to lose weight. In 1998, Laura told CNN’s Larry King that she believed God had led her to become a dietitian.

According to the church’s website, Walters and Martin joined the church in the late 1990s. According to the site, Hannah helped oversee the church’s youth group.

CNN sought to contact the remaining Fellowship Church and relatives of those killed in the crash.

Rutherford County spokeswoman Ashley McDonald said the plane was en route to Palm Beach International Airport in Florida when it crashed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Register, the aircraft was registered with JL & GL Productions LP, based in Broadwell, Tennessee. JL&GL Productions LP is owned by Gwen Champlin Laura, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

Agencies that responded Saturday to the crash site had a Rutherford County fire rescue.

Dive crews recovered several components of the plane and human remains from the lake, officials said Sunday.

The debris field was half a mile wide, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Captain John Ingle said.

Rescue teams plan to work on the site until dark Sunday, again Monday.

CNN’s Jason Hannah and Holly Silverman contributed to the report.