Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Plane crashes in Jackson, Mississippi

A small plane with three people aboard crashed into a home near an airport in Jackson Tuesday evening and authorities did not have immediate information on casualties.
One patient from the scene was in good condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center, said spokesman Jack Mazurak. He wouldn't give the person's name or gender or the extent of the injuries, citing privacy laws.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergendid not immediately have information about the condition of the people aboard the Piper PA-32 single-engine plane. A single home was hit, said Jackson Fire Department Assistant Chief R.D. Simpson and a coroner was on the scene. The fire appeared to be extinguished.
The plane had just departed Hawkins Field Airport headed for Raymond, Miss., the FAA said.
The plane took off at 5:10 p.m. and shortly after, the pilot asked for permission to return to the airport, according to a news release from the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. The plane was unable to return and crashed.


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