3 die when small plane crashes going from NC to Miss.

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NEW SITE, Miss. — Prentiss County emergency director Ralph Lauderdale says a plane crash in northeast Mississippi has killed three people.

Lauderdale tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the single-engine plane was flying from Andrews, N.C., to Oxford, Miss., when it crashed about 2 p.m. Sunday.

He says he cannot release names until family members are notified.

The accident is still under investigation, but Lauderdale says a severe thunderstorm may have contributed to the accident.

The crash occurred south of County Road 4111.
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