Monday 15th August, 2016
ACCRA, Aug. 15 (UPI/GNA) – Six people died when a small plane crashed in
Tuscaloosa County, Ala., Northport Fire officials said.
The three married
couples were on their way to Oxford, Miss., after a dentistry conference in
Florida when the plane experienced engine trouble and crashed in a field near
Tuscloosa Regional Airport.
The pilot sent out
a distress signal moment before the crash, officials said.
Dentists Jason and
Lea Farese; fellow dentist Austin Poole and his wife Angie; periodontist
Michael Perry, and Kimberly Perry, a nurse were all killed in the crash.
Administration were at the scene Sunday, with National Transportation Safety
Board officials due to arrive on Monday.