One killed as small plane crashes in coastal Miss.

By The Associated Press

BAY ST. LOUIS — Officials were awaiting an autopsy Monday before releasing the name of a person killed when a small plane crashed in coastal Hancock County, Miss.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash was reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday about 6 to 8 miles west of Stennis International Airport. FAA investigators and local authorities were at the crash site in a wooded area.

The FAA says the plane, a four-seat Diamond DA40, was destroyed.

The website Flight Aware, which tracks private and commercial flights, says the aircraft is registered to Waveland Equipment Leasing in Waveland, Miss.

Flight Aware says the plane was scheduled to fly Sunday night from Florida’s Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport to Stennis International Airport.

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