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Plane Reports Engine Trouble, Crashes; 5 Dead

The Nation | IN BRIEF / TENNESSEE

June 04, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A small plane crashed in Jackson, killing all five people aboard.

The twin-engine Piper Cheyenne was flying from Malden, Mo., to Atlanta when the pilot radioed he was having engine trouble and the plane was diverted to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork said.

The plane crashed just south of the airport in some woods, authorities said.

None of the victims was identified. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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