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Police identify four killed when small plane crashed into Mississippi home

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Posted at 6:52 AM, May 05, 2021

UPDATE: According to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict, the victims in the Tuesday night plane crash in Hattiesburg, Mississippi have been identified as the following:

  • Gerry Standley, 55, of Hattiesburg
  • Louis Provenza, 67, of Witchita Falls, Texas
  • Harper Provenza, 2, of Witchita Falls, Texas
  • Anna Calhoun, 23, of Witchita Falls, Texas

Investigators did not say which of the victims were inside the plane or in the home at the time of the crash.

Four people were killed when a small plane crashed into the home around 11:20 pm. The FAA said that the plane had departed from Wichita Falls Regional Airport in Texas.

Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted to begin investigating the incident. Two NTSB investigators were traveling to the scene.

The plane was identified by the NTSB as a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 airplane.

In response to the crash, on-site crisis and grief counseling resources were being made available for residents at local churches in Hattiesburg.

Residents in the area who find debris or wreckage that they believe is connected to the crash are asked to not touch the debris and contact the Hattiesburg Police Department.


(Video courtesy WDAM)

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