Three killed after small plane crashes near Hunstville airport

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) — A small aircraft carrying three passengers crashed near Huntsville International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

Huntsville police are reporting a small aircraft crash near Huntsville International Airport. We know a small aircraft was on fire when it came into the airport for landing. A Huntsville Police spokesman said that aircraft crashed. (Photo: WHNT)
Huntsville police are reporting a small aircraft crash near Huntsville International Airport. We know a small aircraft was on fire when it came into the airport for landing. A Huntsville Police spokesman said that aircraft crashed. (Photo: WHNT)

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Westwind II aircraft was trying to depart Huntsville International Airport when the plane caught fire with three people on board, but was unsure of the plane’s destination.

At a 4 p.m. press conference, Karen Yarbrough, acting PR manager for Huntsville, said the three passengers on the plane all lost their lives.

Flights into and out of Huntsville International Airport are being diverted and delayed while crews work the scene. Yarbrough said the airport should resume normal operations by 4:30 p.m.

There is no word on what caused that plane to crash.

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