UPDATE: Services set for Kansas family killed in Tennessee plane crash

By: Associated Press/KAKE News - Email
By: Associated Press/KAKE News - Email
Glenn and Elaine Mull - Image: WKRN-TV/Facebook
Glenn Mull and Amy Harter - Image: WKRN-TV/Facebook

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) -- Services will be held Tuesday for four members of a western Kansas family who died last when their small plane crashed in Tennessee.

The plane piloted by 60-year-old feedlot owner Glenn Mull, of Pawnee Rock, went down the night of Feb. 3 outside a YMCA building in Nashville. Also killed were Mull's wife, 63-year-old Elaine Mull; their daughter, 40-year-old Amy Harter; and her 16-year-old daughter, Samantha Harter.

Services for Glen and Elaine Mull will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 1st Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. Services for Amy and Samantha Harter will be held at 2 p.m., also at the church.

Glenn Mull and Amy Harter operated Mull Farms and Feeding. The family had flown out of Great Bend for a cattlemen's trade show in Nashville.


Four Kansans are dead following a plane crash yesterday in Tennessee.

According to WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, the plane crashed Monday afternoon in the suburb of Bellvue. It happened right next to a YMCA building just outside the pool area around 4 p.m. central time.

The FAA reports that the flight departed the Great Bend Municipal Airport in Kansas and was en route to a Nashville airport when the crash happened. It was about 10 miles from the airport.

Police spokesperson Don Aaron said the plane, a Gulfstream 690C, initially missed its first approach and was circling for a second time, striking trees behind the YMCA before crashing to the ground.

In a media briefing shortly after the crash, the Nashville Fire Department chief stated the pilot made a hard-right turn to avoid the YMCA building and nearby retirement home, ultimately savings many lives.

Witnesses who watched the plane as it spiraled from the sky also noted the pilot's efforts to avoid crashing into nearby buildings.

All four people on the plane died in the crash.

A Kansas business owner, his wife, daughter and granddaughter have been identified as the victims.

Lori Gibson, a spokeswoman for the family, identified the victims Tuesday as Glenn Mull; his wife, Elaine; their daughter, Amy Harter; and granddaughter Samantha Harter. Gibson says Mull owned Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock, about 15 miles southwest of Great Bend.

They were traveling to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville when the crash happened.

Gibson says the family "is in the process of coming to terms with the shock of this loss" while also trying to address the needs of Mull's employees and the community.


Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement on the tragedy:

“My heart goes out to the entire Mull family during this difficult time,” said Sen. Moran. “Glenn was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Both he and his wife Elaine were well-known for their generous spirit and commitment to improving Pawnee County. Glenn, Elaine, their daughter Amy and granddaughter Samantha will be greatly missed. I ask all Kansans to join me in keeping their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.”


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tennessee Plane Crash

Credit: WKRN-TV


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