October 30, 2020

One dead as small plane crashes in rural Mississippi

A sheriff says a pilot was killed when a small plane crashed in the rural Mississippi Delta.

Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the crash happened Tuesday night near a private airstrip south of Schlater.

The community is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Jackson.

Banks says authorities were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. when the plane went down. He says there was no fire at the crash scene.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders tells WTVA-TV that the pilot’s name was Mark Bright.