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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

National Transportation Safety Board officials continue their investigation of a plane crash that killed four people in Bellevue on Monday.

The twin-engine plane went down just outside the Bellevue YMCA off Highway 100, killing a family from Kansas that was coming into town for a cattlemen's convention at the Opryland Hotel.

The pilot, Glenn Mull; his wife, Elaine Mull; their daughter, Amy Harter; and their granddaughter, Samantha Harter, died in the crash.

As many as 300 people were inside the Bellevue YMCA when the plane crashed.

There are no reports of injuries to anyone who was on the ground, but 16 cars, mostly belonging to staff members, were damaged.

Metro police officers are working to release the cars to their owners and will be contacting them when they are ready to be picked up.

The YMCA has been closed since the plane crash on Monday, but officials expect the facility to reopen sometime Thursday after Metro police conducts a final walk-through of the building Thursday morning.

Structural engineers inspected the YMCA facility Wednesday and confirmed that the building is safe and sustained no damage as a result of the crash.

A biohazard crew is expected to remain onsite at the YMCA, potentially for up to another week, to continue removing hazardous materials from the crash site. The area in which the crew is working will be inaccessible during this time.

YMCA members can check the Y's website, Facebook page or mobile app for updates on an official opening time.

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