Four Killed in Plane Crash in Tupelo

A plane crash killed four people in Northern Mississippi this morning.
A Mississippi coroner says she will use DNA to identify the people killed in a plane crash near Tupelo Regional Airport this morning.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green says DNA will be used because there was a fire. The private plane went down near the Tupelo airport shortly after takeoff. Four people were on board, the pilot and three passengers. The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, according to the FAA.
The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza, registered to a company in Texas, was on its way to Virginia.
Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said, “There were no survivors of the plane that we’ve been able to locate. According to the log at the airport, the plane had just taken off. The way we’re looking at it right now, it could’ve been some mechanical problems or something that caused this plane to crash.”
The FAA continues to investigate the cause of the crash.
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