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6 Dead in Alabama Plane Crash

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | August 14, 2016

6 Dead in Alabama Plane Crash

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A small aircraft crashed Sunday morning in Alabama, leaving six people dead, officials told ABC News. 

Authorities told ABC that the plane was heading from central Florida to Oxford, Miss. The aircraft began experiencing engine troubles and crashed as it tried to land in Alabama.

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Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon said at a news conference that a pilot issued a distress call at about 11:10 a.m., ABC reported. The plane went down in trees, missing the runway at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

The Oxford Eagle reported that three married couples were aboard the plane. All six victims were from Oxford and were on the way home from a dental seminar in Florida. 

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Dentists Dr. Jason Farese and his wife, Dr. Lea Farese, were on the aircraft, as were Dr. Michael Perry and his wife, Kim; and Dr. Austin Poole and his wife, Angie, the Eagle reported.

The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to ABC.

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