Small plane crash kills 3 in Mississippi

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Posted: Apr 10, 2011 6:06 PM
Small plane crash kills 3 in Mississippi

A private airplane has crashed in Southern Mississippi, killing all three people aboard.

McComb Police Chief Greg Martin said the plane crashed into trees near the McComb-Pike County Airport on the western edge of the city before dawn Sunday. The plane was identified as a Cessna 310R, a dual-engine propeller craft.

Authorities told the McComb Enterprise-Journal that the plane left New Orleans around 4 a.m. and was headed to McComb, about a 110-mile flight.

The victims' identities were not released immediately.

Martin said the Federal Aviation Administration has sent two investigators to the scene.