NTSB checking maintenance records on fatal Oxford plane crash


The National Transportation Safety Board is checking maintenance records and gathering other information about a single-engine airplane that crashed in Oxford and killed the 18-year-old pilot.

Investigators Ed Malinowski says the board’s final report could take months.

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The Cessna 172 belonged to the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol and student pilot Elizabeth Little of Starkville was a cadet master sergeant.

She took off Saturday from Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus. A flight plan showed she was supposed to go to Oxford and return to Columbus.

The crash happened at the Ole Miss Golf Course near Oxford-University Airport.

The Civil Air Patrol’s commander, Major General Mark Smith, says Little was training for her private pilot certificate.