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Rockwell NA-265-65 Sabreliner plane crashed in Northern Mississippi, 3 Dead

A Rockwell NA-265-65 Sabreliner plane crashed in Northern Mississippi. Three people have died in crash

Aircraft departed Oxford-University Airport for 2-hour flight to Hamilton-Marion County Airport

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt tells The Associated Press that the Rockwell Sabreliner 65 aircraft crashed about 10:30 p.m. Saturday between New Albany and Blue Springs.

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards tells news outlets that those killed were pilot Tommy Nix and wife Merline Nix of Belmont, Mississippi, and co-pilot Jarrod Holloway of Booneville, Mississippi.

It’s unknown why the plane crashed. Governor Bryant says that they do not believe that the severe weather played any part.

Severe storms were sweeping through Mississippi at the time, but Breitenfeldt says it was not immediately clear if the weather was a factor in the crash.

He says the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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