Four Dead in Two Mississippi Plane Crashes

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two plane crashes in two days have claimed the lives of four people in Mississippi. On Friday a small, private airplane crashed into a field in Scott County near the town of Lake in central Mississippi and killed the sole occupant, 53-year-old pilot Walter Stanford of Ackerman. On Sunday another plane crashed 20 minutes after takeoff from the Oxford airport killing all three people onboard, pilot Tommy Nix, his wife Merline, and co-pilot Jarrod Holloway. Nix reported electrical problems before air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane and it crashed in a wooded area near New Albany. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating both incidents.



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