At least one person dead after plane crash near Tri-County Airport

Published: Feb. 21, 2018 at 5:37 PM CST
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According to the Holmes County Sheriff, at least one person is dead after a plane crash near the Tri-County Airport near Bonifay Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say the crash happened around 5 p.m.

At this time officials believe there was only one person in the plane at the time of the crash.

The victim's name has not been released. Officials said they are waiting to notify next-of-kin.

Several different agencies responded to the crash, including both the Holmes County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

"We look at it like, you know if it was one of our loved ones, that was in dire need we'd want everybody coming," Holmes County Sheriff John Tate said. "It's better to have too many people show up than not enough."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash.