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UPDATED: Three killed in Mississippi plane crash

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Col. John E. Tilton Jr. Col. John E. Tilton Jr.
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Capt. William C. Young Capt. William C. Young

JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Authorities say three people were killed Tuesday evening, when a small plane crashed into a home in a residential neighborhood in west Jackson near Hawkins Field Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration tells The Associated Press that the Piper PA-32 single-engine plane is registered to a company in Flowood, Miss.   Witnesses said large flames and black smoke rose about 50 feet from the burning house that was hit.

All three of the dead were on board the plane.  Their identities have not been released.

A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else was inside the house.

The FAA says the plane had just departed Hawkins headed for Raymond, Miss., when it crashed.

The FAA is sending a crew to Jackson to investigate.

The Civil Air Patrol released a statement Wednesday. You can read that statement here: Civil Air Patrol Release 

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