Private plane crash kills 3

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A private airplane crashed just outside McComb before dawn Sunday, killing all three people aboard.

McComb Police Chief Greg Martin said the plane crashed into trees near the McComb-Pike County Airport in a moderately populated area on the western edge of the city. The plane was identified as a Cessna 310R, a dual-engine propeller craft.

Authorities told the McComb Enterprise-Journal that the plane left New Orleans around 4 a.m. and was en route to McComb, about a 110-mile flight.

The victims’ identities were not released immediately.

Martin said the Federal Aviation Administration has sent two investigators to the scene.

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