Small plane carrying Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, her husband and five other members of the Remnant Fellowship Church crashes into the lake in Tennessee, killing at least one.
A small plane carrying Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin, her husband, and five other members of the Remnant Fellowship Church crashed into the lake in Tennessee, killing at least one on Saturday.
The Cessna C501 crashed into the water at around 11 a.m. at Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, Tennessee, killing at least one person who has not yet been identified. WTVF reported.
The plane is registered with JL&GL Productions LP, a partnership formed by Gwen Shamblin Lara and her husband Joe Lara, the outlet reported.
A small plane with the Christian diet guru Gwen Shablin, took off, as well as her husband and five other members of the Remnant Fellowship Church, crashed into the lake in Tennessee
The Remnant Fellowship Church is pictured in Brentwood, Tennessee
After the plane crash, a boat is seen on Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, Tennessee
Rescuers are pictured at Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna searching for survivors from the wreckage
Dive crews were reportedly seen at the lake on Saturday afternoon looking for debris and survivors
Shamblin Lara, who founded the Church in 1999, is the author of The Weigh Down Diet – A Diet Based on Christian Practices. Her status after the wreckage is unknown.
Her website describes her as the “pioneer of faith-based weight loss.”
The Federal Aviation Administration told the outlet that the plane took off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport just before it was wrecked. It was reportedly bound for Palm Beach International Airport.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, the plane entered the water near Fate Sanders’ boat ramp.
Dive teams continue to search the lake for debris and survivors, Nashville Public Radio reported.
Elizabeth Hannah, her daughter, sent an internal text message to church families telling them that the plane “had to go for a controlled, fast landing,” WTVF reported.
Officials have not revealed the names of anyone on the plane, but Hannah’s text identified them as her own husband, Brandon Hannah, along with Laras David and Jennifer Martin’s church leaders and Jonathan and Jessica Walters.
More information will follow, but be in prayer – and have peace. GOD IS IN CONTROL, and we will not stop getting on with WHAT GOD WANTS with this church, ”Hannah wrote.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Remnant Fellowship Church for more information and additional comment.