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Mississippi business owner Johnny Morgan dies in plane crash

Johnny Morgan (Photo from LinkedIn)

Mississippi business owner Johnny Morgan passed away in a Wednesday afternoon plane crash, sources tell SuperTalk Mississippi News.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a plane that departed Oxford University Airport crashed in Washington County, Ark. near Fayetteville.

The pilot of the plane, Morgan White Group owner Johnny Morgan, 76, reported that he heard a puttering sound, then lost radio contact shortly after 12:30 p.m.

After more than three hours of search efforts, rescue crews were able to locate the plane and discovered the pilot, Morgan, deceased at the scene. He was the only person on the plane.

Morgan, who served as a state senator from 1983 to 1991, was known for his passion for Ole Miss and Mississippi politics. The politician and business owner became popular for his “Good Ole Boys and Gals” event held at Morgan’s tractor shed off Highway 7 in Oxford.

The event would host politicians from all parties, candidates seeking office, and other Mississippians who shared a mutual interest in the state’s affairs.

Governor Tate Reeves pinned Morgan as arguably the “most fiercely loyal person” he had ever met.

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