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Plane removed from roof after crash landing in Vicksburg

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Courtesy: AJ Johnson, VicksburgDailyNews.com Courtesy: AJ Johnson, VicksburgDailyNews.com

VICKSBURG, Ms. (KNOE 8 News/WJTV CBS) - A plane made a crash-landing in Vicksburg Friday, on to the roof of Cooper Lighting.

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong says the plane went down after experiencing engine problems.

The student and teacher tried to turn around and go back to the Vicksburg Municipal Airport but didn't make it. The plane ended up on the roof of Cooper Lighting
 
According to CBS affiliate WJTV, two people on-board were injured in the crash. Vicksburg Police identified the two men as John Michael Nassour and Robert Hamilton. Nassour was the pilot and instructor, while Hamilton was a student pilot. According to the police chief, both of the men are from Vicksburg.

Saturday, the plane was removed from the roof of Cooper Lighting. The business is still assessing the damage to the structure.

The FAA tells WJTV that the Kitfox 2 aircraft crashed a half-mile northeast of Vicksburg Municipal Airport. They continue to investigate what caused the engine problem.

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