Final video of YouTube flying star and dad before they’re killed in plane crash

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    A popular YouTuber posted a video of herself and her dad flying just days before the pair were killed in a horror plane crash.

    Private pilot and YouTube Star Jenny Blalock, 45, and dad James, 78, were killed when Jenny's Beechcraft 35 went down on Thursday, December 7 near Pulaski, Tennessee around 11.15am local time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported.

    Just days before the fatal crash, Jenny, who also ran two businesses, posted the haunting video of her dad and herself test flying a Cherokee 180 for a pal on her YouTube channel TNFlygirl.

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    TNFlygirl documented Jenny's airborne adventures to various places in her Beechcraft plane often with her dad, who was also an experienced pilot, in the passenger seat.

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    In the video, Jenny takes her dad along for the ride as they journey to Lexington Kentucky from Knoxville. At one point during the flight Jenny reads instructions from a note pad and asks her father to read out received text messages as they navigate the flight path to Knoxville and subsequent landing.

    Tributes to the dad and daughter from the 16,000-strong subscriber base have flooded the comment section.

    One fan wrote "Sorry to your family for their loss. RIP to you and your dad, you guys were doing what you love together", while another commented "Thank you for all you shared and your determination. May God bless you and Dad with your own pair wings."

    A third person wrote: "Was sorry to hear of the loss of this pilot and her father. Such a sad turn of events. …Gone way to young. That goes for both her and her father."

    Another fan described Jenny as "inspiring".

    Jenny and her father were an hour and 15 minutes in to their final flight, which departed from Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, before the plane plummeted into a "remote area" that was "difficult" for crews to reach, reported local station WKRN-TV.

    Bill Myers, director of the Giles County Office of Emergency Management, said two bodies were found outside the plane. Jenny and James were the only people onboard the plane.

    A resident living close by to the crash site tried to rescue the pair. Richy Sands told newspaper WSMV that his wife had seen the plane come over and crash into the hillside behind their property.

    He rushed to the plane to see if he could retrieve any survivors and "stomp out a possible crush fire".

    Richy said there there was "plane all over the place", adding: "Just total destruction. Just parts everywhere all on up the hill. And when EMS got there, they found one person burning.โ€

    Emergency responders quickly put out the fire that had consumed the plane and surrounding area.

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    The Blalock family said in a statement: 'We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of love and support for our family during this unimaginable loss of two precious members of our family, Jenny and Jim (Buck) Blalock.

    'Our family is taking great comfort in knowing that they were together when they met our Lord and Savior!

    'At this point, we are still trying to process this tremendous loss. We ask that you pray for our family in the days and months ahead.'

    An investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is ongoing.

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