JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived Wednesday to inspect the wreckage at a house where a small plane crashed, killing the three people aboard the plane and igniting a huge fire.
NTSB investigator Paul Cox says the investigation was just beginning and it was too early to speculate on the cause.
He said a preliminary report would be issued in 10 days. Meanwhile, the names of all three victims were released Wednesday by the Civil Air Patrol. Carlton Sumner, Mississippi wing commander of the Civil Air Patrol, identified the pilots as John Edward Tilton Jr. W.C. Young and David Williams. Sumner said they were not on CAP business but all three were pilots with the organization.
One person was in the house. Loretta Jamison escaped with minor injuries.