4 Dead in Small-Plane Crash in Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -

Officials say four people are dead after a small private plane crashed north of the runway at the Tupelo Airport in Mississippi.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the pilot and all three passengers were killed in the crash Monday morning.

Deputy Fire Chief Jimmy Avery said the Bonanza B36 single-engine, six-seater plane, took off at 8:32 a.m. Monday, headed to Charlottesville, Virginia.

Other details about the crash were not immediately available.