NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — A businessman from Oklahoma died after his small plane went down Thursday in southwest Noxubee County.
Authorities say Tracy Shirley III of Oklahoma was flying a Beechcraft Bonanza when something happened to it around 5 p.m.
Debris from the plane was scattered in the Butler Road area southwest of Mashulaville.
Shirley, the chief financial officer of Harrison Gypsum in Norman, Oklahoma, was the only person on the plane.
The flight plan says he took off from Clearwater, Florida, and was bound for Norman, Oklahoma.
A volunteer firefighter says storms were in the area at the time the plane went down, but federal investigators will make the final determination on what caused the crash.