By The Associated Press/NEMS Daily Journal
SMYRNA, Tenn. — Authorities are investigating a crash of a twin-engine airplane shortly after it departed the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Friday, and local authorities are confirming one person has been killed.
The plane was registered to Hudson Management Corporation of Oxford. The NEMS Daily Journal has learned that no member of the Hudson family – including Rob Hudson, president of Hudson Management and owner/operator of the McDonald’s restaurants in Tupelo – were killed in the accident.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, in Atlanta, said the Cessna 310 crashed around 1:50 p.m. about three to four miles from the airport. The cause of the crash was not yet known, and officials did not know how many people were on board.
Bergen said local authorities have told the federal agency that one person was killed in the accident.
More as it is available.