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No Survivors from Private Jet Crash Flying Former Tarzan Actor

No Survivors from Private Jet Crash Flying Former Tarzan Actor

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 05:45
In this file photo actor Joe Lara arrives at the 6th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, US, Jan. 22, 2009. (AFP)

All seven passengers aboard a plane, including Tarzan actor Joe Lara, are presumed dead after it crashed in the US State of Tennessee. Rescue teams have ruled out hopes of finding survivors, according to AFP.


"We are no longer in an attempt to look for live victims at this point," said Rutherford County Fire & Rescue (RCFR) incident commander Captain Joshua Sanders in a press conference. On Sunday afternoon, recovery operations had found "several components of the aircraft as well as human remains."


The small business jet took off, Saturday, from the Smyrna, Tennessee airport for Palm Beach, Florida.


The plane went down into Percy Priest Lake, about 20 kilometers south of Nashville.


Lara played Tarzan in the television series "Tarzan: The Epic Adventures," which ran from 1996-1997.


His wife Gwen Shamblin Lara was the leader of a Christian weight-loss group called Weigh Down Ministries.


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