Private plane crash kills three


UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Three people are dead after a private plane crashed in Union County Saturday evening.

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says the victims are pilot Tommy Nix along with his wife Merline Nix of Belmont,  and co-pilot Jarrod Holloway of Booneville.

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The plane was found near County Roads 120 and 121 in the southeast part of the county.

EMA Director Curt Clayton said the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

He also said the National Transportation Safety Board will be on scene Monday.

The cause of the crash isn’t known at this time.