Alabama plane crash kills 3 married couples from Mississippi

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Posted: Aug 15, 2016 9:54 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Six people from Oxford, Mississippi, are dead following a plane crash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Friends, relatives and officials identify the dead as dentists Jason Farese and Lea Farese; dentist Michael Perry and his wife, Kim Perry, a nurse practitioner at the University of Mississippi; and dentist Austin Poole and his wife, Angie Poole.

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson says police confirmed the deaths to him following the crash Sunday. Patterson says the city lowered its flags in mourning Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a twin-engine Piper carrying the six left Kissimmee, Florida, and crashed while trying to land in Tuscaloosa. Police there say the aircraft had engine problems.

Jason Farese was a pilot, and the plane was registered to a company that shares an address with his Oxford dental office.