‘It’s so pretty up here. It looks like heaven,’ mom texted before fatal Smokies plane crash
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Families are in mourning after what they are calling a freak accident.
Park officials say the bodies of three victims have now been recovered from the wreckage of a small plane, which was found in some rugged terrain Tuesday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. David Starling, Hunter Starling and Kim Smith died in the plane crash on Monday.
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“It’s hard. My mom was my best friend to say the least ,and I didn’t really get to say goodbye,” said Garrett Smith, son of Kim Smith.
Garrett Smith (WATE)Garrett Smith flew to Tennessee after hearing his mom was in a plane crash. He cannot believe that she is suddenly gone.
“She is one in a million. Her heart was bigger than anything I had ever known. If she could help someone out, she was there,” said Smith.
On Monday, he thought it