Bodies discovered after plane found in Tennessee River


SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two bodies were discovered after divers found the plane that crashed into the Tennessee River on Monday near Soddy Daisy.

Hamilton County officials made the announcement on Thursday, CBS affiliate reported.

Family members have identified the plane's pilot as Capt. Frank W. Davey. One of the passengers was identified as Lynda Vartan Marinello.

Marinello's sister, Michelle Vartan Novis, identified Marinello. She said the body was found in the cabin of the plane, still buckled into her seat.

“God spared my beautiful sister and kept her intact in her seat buckled my family and I and her children are suffering awful but she is at least been found.”