JACKSON, MISS– A plane bound for Oxford has crashed in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, killing the six people believed to be on board.
Update: According to the Oxford Eagle , among the deceased are Dr. Jason Farese and his wife, Lea. The Farese’s were both dentists, and leave three children behind, ages 10, 7, and 5. The youngest just started kindergarten this week.
Dr. Michael Perry and his wife Kim, and Dr. Austin Poole and his wife Angie, were also on the plane, the Eagle reported.
Total, the couple left behind 11 kids.
Governor Phil Bryant commented on the passing of the 6 on Facebook.
The plane is registered to Oxford University Aircraft charters, and per the registration information, is a two-engine plane that can seat eight.
The crash happened around 11:30am Sunday after the pilot reported engine trouble. The plane was traveling from Kissimmee, Florida, to Oxford, Mississippi.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac told local media the Piper PA-31 crashed into trees on approach to Runway 30 near Northport after the pilot reported engine trouble.
The FAA will release more information as the investigation progresses. News Mississippi will keep you updated.