McCOMB - - A private plane crash killed three people including pilot who was also a cardiologist and thoracic surgeon.
A dual-engine propeller plane, Cessna 310R, collapsed into trees near the McComb-Pike County Airport in a fairly inhabited area on the western edge of the city. No immediate reports of injuries are available on the ground.
Aviation authorities told that 52-year-old Dr. Taylor Pickett was travelling with his wife and her sister from New Orleans to McComb, Miss., about a 110-mile flight, when the plane crashed a few miles from the McComb airport Sunday about 4:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The crash killed Pickett, his 22-year-old wife, Laura Pickett of Summit, Miss.; and her sister, 29-year-old Jacquelyn Ham of Meadville, Miss.