Popular aviation YouTuber Jenny Blalock and her father, James Blalock, Jr, have died following a plane crash in a remote part of Tennessee on December 7, 2023.
Blalock was flying her aircraft, a single-engine 1965 Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, with her father as passenger. The pair took off from Knoxville Island Downtown Airport (DKX) in Tennessee.
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said that the Beechcraft 35 crashed by Diana Ridge Road road near Pulaski, around 400 kilometers from Knoxville, at around 11:15 local time.
The aircraft flew for one hour and 15 minutes before it crashed. The aircraft was 16 kilometers from its intended destination.
The Giles County Office of Emergency Management confirmed that two bodies were found outside of the Beechcraft 35, and that the Blalocks were the only occupants on board the aircraft.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the aircraft crash.
Jenny Blalock is a private pilot and a celebrated aviation YouTuber with more than 16,000 subscribers. She is known as TNFlygirl on YouTube.
A business owner, Blalock described herself as a “private pilot, flying for fun in a Beechcraft debonair” on her YouTube and Instagram accounts.
One of Blalock’s latest and most popular videos entitled ‘Pilot Training with my Dad’ featured her father accompanying her on her flight while she attempted to finish her instrument rating.
Another of Blalock’s popular videos ‘Aircraft Malfunction at 4,000 feet’ recorded the moment her aircraft battery ran out of power at around 4,000 feet and she was forced to perform an emergency landing.
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