Dierks Bentley is surely counting his blessings this morning as the country superstar took to social media to reveal that he flew a plane through the storm that spawned the deadly Nashville tornado.
“We ducked around this cell and landed at john tune airport around 11:30 last night,” Bentley, who has his pilot’s license, shared on Twitter Tuesday morning (March 3). “Glad we landed when we did. Wouldn’t have been good an hour later. It was the cell that turned into the tornado. Lot of people lost their homes. No one comes together as a city like Nashville does.”
A video shared by Bentley shows an eerily dark sky, filled with clouds and lit up by bolts of lightning.
In a later post shared to the singer/songwriter’s Instagram feed, the superstar revealed that his drummer lost his home in the storm.
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@astephens1110 and I ducked around this crazy cell and landed at john tune airport around 11:30 last night, coming back from LA. Glad we landed when we did. Wouldn’t have been so good an hour later. It was the cell that turned into the tornado. Lot of people lost their homes, including our drummer, and a lot of people in need. But no one comes together as a city like #nashville does.
It appears Bentley narrowly escaped devastation as a video shared by Nashville’s ABC News affiliate WKRN shows complete destruction at John C Tune Airport. According to the news outlet, the airport sustained widespread damage that officials estimate to be in the millions.
According to new reports, the death toll has now risen to 19 across Middle Tennessee.
Those interested in helping the Nashville community in the aftermath of the storm can donate to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund HERE.
Update: The final death toll from the storms was 25.