Mississippi doctor, another man die in small plane crash

Published 6:25 am Sunday, June 4, 2023

A Mississippi doctor and another man died in a small plane crash Saturday morning.


A small plane — a Piper Navajo twin airplane — crashed shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday near an Army Aviation Support Facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport.

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Officials have confirmed that two people died in the wreck but have not officially identified the victims.

WTVA News in Tupelo reports that a social media post from St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo identified the two people in the plane as Dr. Charles Montgomery, a local hematologist and oncologist, and Patrick Fain.

The two men regularly flew together in Montgomery’s plane.

The crash is under investigation by agents from the National Transportation and Safety Board.