Family killed in post-vacation plane crash

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On Saturday, a family of four was killed in an airplane crash following their Disney World vacation.

The family was making their way back to their home in Jackson, Tennessee, after a spring break holiday in Florida. The four-member family flew out of Kissimmee in their Cessna 210.

During the flight, the plane began to come apart when the aircraft was passing over Alabama. Joseph Crenshaw, 45, his wife Jennifer, 43, their son Jacob, 16, and daughter Jillian, 14, were the identified victims in the crash.

A mayday call was issued to air traffic controllers at 2:34 p.m. when large gusts of wind were reported in the area. The plane eventually crashed at a Dollar General store in Hayden, Alabama.

The plane’s wings and debris were scattered around the region, though no citizens were reportedly struck or harmed by detached aircraft parts.

“It spun around and took a nose dive down,” said Brittany Reno, about the plane crash on Highway 160. “The wing came down over us. The wind carried it over into the field.”

A family related to the Crenshaws released the following statement to ABC News:

“The relatives are grief stricken and are in shock. They are a prominent family in Jackson, Tennessee, with roots that go back to the Revolutionary War.”

According to Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Ellison from West Blount County, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the flight logs and cause of the crash to determine what went wrong when the family was in the air.

Below are documented pictures of the aftermath of the crash:

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H/T: Daily Mail

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