A reconnaissance flight by the Tennessee Army National Guard found the crashed plane inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
A Press release from the National Park Service says the three passengers who were on board the plane were 41-year-old David Starling, 42-year-old Kim Smith and 8-year-old Hunter Starling, all from Bradford County, Florida.
An Aircraft labelled Cessna 182 aircraft was in route to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport on Monday when it disappeared.
On the same note the US Federal Aviation Administration says a family member contacted the agency when the flight didn't arrive as expected.
Also, the victims of the incident will be recovered from the crash site on Wednesday and their identities need to be confirmed.