Piper Crash in Mississippi

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Superior Pallet Co. Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six
Where: Jackson, Miss
When: Nov 13, 2012, 5:00pm
Who: 3 fatalities, 1 injured
Why: Three people aboard the Piper that crashed in Jackson Mississippi died at the scene.

The residence of hLoretta and Roosevelt Jamison went up in flames after the plane impacted. Ironically, the plane had been en route to an FAA safety conference.

The pilot had taken off but once underway requested to return to the airport. Witnesses reported the engine sputtering but the plane did not make it back to the airport, and crashed in the residence.

One person was in the house when the accident occurred and she was able to climb through a bedroom window to safety. She is being treated at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The plane belonged to Roger and Michele Latham, but Latham and his wife and daughter were not aboard. The fatalities included Latham’s flight instructor John Edward Tilton Jr.and two passengers en route to the FAA safety conference.

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