Teens survive after plane leaving Nashville crashes on golf course
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF reports that a plan carrying two teenagers from Nashville to Wichita crashed on a Kansas golf course when the engine died.
A 17-year-old named Christian Dell was piloting the plane and 18-year-old Nicole Klusener was his passenger according to WTVF. Both teens were visiting Klusener’s aunt, Tawnya Zeller, in Nashville and rented the plane from a flight training company called Sabris Corporaton to fly back and forth.
Dell is a certified pilot and was flying a M20C-Mooney when the plane experienced engine failure. WTVF reports Dell was able to narrowly avoid homes while landing on the 14th hole at the Tallgrass Country Club.
“Being a pilot at 17, he’s just very responsible and he kept a level head, and he was able to miss houses and trees and power lines and put it down on the golf course,” Zeller said.
Witnesses saw the plane flying very low before crashing onto the golf course. One woman reported that Dell got out of the plane with a serious eye injury and blood coming from his head.
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