4 From Lexington Survive Plane Crash in Chattanooga

Chattanooga (WVLT) - Aviation officials are trying to figure out what caused a small private jet to crash into one of Chattanooga's busiest streets.

Officials say the private jet was preparing to land at the city's Metropolitan Airport Wednesday night, when crashed into the parking lot of a shopping center.

Witnesses said it hit a utility pole and careened off at least three cars.

Lexington businessman Ron Turner, his son Daren, and his brother-in-law, Louis Mullins all survived.

The pilot also made it out alive.

All four are being treated at the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

They're all listed in fair condition.

The private plane is owned by Turner's company Amteck.

Melissa Davis, a medical assistant, was one of the first people on the scene.

"We heard a loud noise and turned around and saw nothing but debris flipping in the air, and immediately I ran out and tried to make sure all the cars were secure and no one was in it," says Davis.

The Turner family is well known in Lexington for their involvement in the community and various charities.

(Information from WKYT-TV was used in this report)


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