Federal officials will investigate the crash of a single-engine plane carrying three pilots traveling to a safety conference when the craft slammed into a Jackson, Miss., house, killing the three.
The pilots were heading to a Federal Aviation Administration conference about 30 miles from Jackson’s Hawkins Field Airport. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
According to the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, the craft took off from the airport about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, heading for Raymond, Miss., to the FAA conference.
Moments after leaving the airport, one of the pilots asked for permission to return. Before the plane could land, however, it crashed into a house that was set ablaze.