PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a statement about the ongoing investigation of the single-engine plane crash in Prentiss County on Sunday.
The statement also provides more information on those killed in the crash.
Here is the statement that was sent to WTVA.com:
Local authorities, members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and investigators from the FAA remain on the scene today, continuing to recover debris and personal items from a small plane that crashed Sunday afternoon at approximately 2pm.
Prentiss County Medical Examiner Greg Sparks confirmed local authorities are still trying to recover all the remains of the three passengers that were aboard the small engine plane.
The three passengers were listed as
The pilot: Dr. James Joseph Bartley, Jr, 55, of Columbus, Ga; his wife Terry Hammond Bartley, 55, and their daughter Caroline Victoria Bartley, 20, all of the same address.
The family was traveling from Andrews, North Carolina, to Oxford, Mississippi.
Caroline Victoria Bartley was a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.
There were thunderstorms in the area when the plane crashed just east of County Road 4111 in Prentiss County, Mississippi, near the New Site Community.
The aircraft was a small engine Piper 300.