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Four Texans Killed in Mississippi Plane Crash

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

Four people were killed in a plane accident that happened in Mississippi.

Details about the Fatal Plane Accident

WREG News is reporting that, according to officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, more information about the fatal plane crash that killed four people has been released.

The fatal plane accident happened on Monday morning, and the Lee County Coroner has identified the victims as 75-year-old Henry Jackson, 70-year-old Gwynn Groggel, 69-year-old Charles Torti, and 59-year-old Carrie Torti. All of the victims were from Kerrville, Texas. The coroner stated that their office has been in communication with the families of the victims.

The NTSB has revealed that, although the investigation is not finished yet, that the pilot did make two radio calls to the Tupelo Regional Airport due to smoke in the cockpit, according to Millicent Hoidal of the NTSB.

Witness of the accident reported seeing debris falling from the plane.

Important Information about General Aviation Accidents

According to an article from the New York Times, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in general aviation accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2011, 94 percent of fatal aviation accidents were general aviation accidents – aerial accidents that did not involve commercial airline vehicles.
  • For every 100,000 general aviation flight hours, there are seven aviation accidents.
  • In general aviation, nearly 75 percent of weather-related accident prove to be fatal. 

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