Three injured: FAA Investigates Stone County plane crash

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STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Federal Aviation Administration will be in Stone County Friday investigating a plane crash that sent three people to the hospital.

As you first learned in a WLOX breaking news e-mail, the crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday near Wiggins.  According to Lt. Lewis Husband with the Stone County Sheriff's Department, the pilot reportedly tried to land in a field off Mississippi 29 near Oil Well Road, but the plane clipped a tree and landed just short of the road.

The three men aboard the plane were taken to Forrest General with non-life threatening injuries. Right now, no word yet on identities of the victims. Officials tell us the plane left Texas and was headed to Mobile.

Stay with WLOX News and for the latest on this investigation.

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