The Bellevue YMCA reopened late Friday following Monday's plane crash that claimed the lives of four members of a prominent Kansas family well-known in the cattle industry.Glenn Mull, his wife, Elaine, the couple's daughter, Amy Harter, and 16-year-old granddaughter, Samantha, died when Glenn Mull's Gulfstream 690C went down and burst into flames.The family was on their way to Nashville to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Associate Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.The National Transportation Safety Board has completed their investigation and turned the YMCA facility over to Metro police."It's part of their protocol they conduct a both interior and exterior inspection before reauthorizing opening to the public," said YMCA spokesperson Jessica Fain.Friday morning, a specially trained dog was brought to the scene to assist in one final inspection of the property to ensure that all human remains have been removed. Police finished their investigation and turned the facility over to the Y late Friday afternoon. Before opening at 4 p.m., YMCA employees placed a flower wreath near the crash site and said a prayer.
The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. Monday. An estimated 300 adults and children were in the Y at the time. Miraculously no one on the ground was hurt.
Rebecca Jones works in the area and told News 2 Wednesday she is still having a difficult time processing what happened.
"It's really surreal," she said. "You don't think you're going to be at the site of a plane crash or that something is going to happen like that."
Sixteen vehicles parked the Y parking lot were damaged in the crash.
Members began picking up those vehicles Wednesday evening and only one car remained as of Thursday afternoon.