HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A small aircraft crashed into a house overnight in Mississippi, killing four people, authorities said.
According to WDAM, the incident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Annie Christie Drive in Hattiesburg.
“When emergency crews arrived on scene, it was confirmed that a civilian aircraft had crashed into a home,” Hattiesburg police tweeted early Wednesday.
Public Information Officer Ryan Moore told WDAM that the crash caused four deaths.
Police tweeted that they have contacted the Federal Aviation Administration, which will handle the investigation.
Officials are urging residents not to touch or remove any crash debris from their property. If you find any wreckage, call Hattiesburg police at 601-467-7556.
EMERGENCY NOTICE: On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, emergency personnel responded to a report of a downed aircraft on Annie Christie Drive around 11:20 p.m.— Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) May 5, 2021
When emergency crews arrived on scene, it was confirmed that a civilian aircraft had crashed into a home.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to handle the investigation.— Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) May 5, 2021
At this time, Edwards street from Barkley Road to Collins Street is closed to thru traffic, as well as all of Annie Christie Drive. (2 of 3)
If you find any debris or wreckage in your yard or property that you believe is connected to the crash, do not touch or remove it, and please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department at 601-467-7556.— Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) May 5, 2021
No additional details are available at this time. (3 of 3).
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