Officials identify two killed in plane crash near Tupelo airport

Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 9:34 AM CDT
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TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people are dead after a plane crashed near the Tupelo Regional Airport Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 8 a.m.

Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka confirmed the deaths with WTVA, the news station reports. St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo identified them as Dr. Charles Montgomery and Patrick Fain.

According to WTVA, Montgomery worked as a hematologist/oncologist at North Mississippi Medical Center, and Fain served as a pilot.

Social media posts show the two regularly flying together.

It is unknown what caused the plane to crash.

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