Multiple agencies are investigating an airplane crash that occurred near Oxford Thursday night, killing one and injuring another.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a notification from the Union County Sheriff’s Office that a small private plane had not returned to the airport from which it had taken off.
Numerous agencies working together were able to locate the crashed plane off County Road 249 due to one of the plane’s occupant’s phone pinging.
Upon arrival, authorities discovered one of the occupants was deceased and the other occupant was thought to be missing. However, they found him after midnight, and he was transported to the hospital with injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and the identities of the occupants have not been released pending notification of their families.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Authority will be taking the lead on the investigation.
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— Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department (@LafCoSheriff) March 31, 2023
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