A plane carrying five Jehovah’s Witness ministers crashed in a remote area of eastern Tennessee, killing all aboard, officials said.
The crash, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, wasn’t discovered until more than eight hours later, when another pilot spotted the wreckage.
Authorities had to clear a path Sunday to get to the crash site in the Cherokee National Forest on Holston Mountain. Five bodies were found, said Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes. One of the ministers was believed to be the pilot, he said.
The men were traveling to discuss the building of a new church.