Six dead after plane traveling from Kissimmee to Alabama crashes

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Six people were killed when a plane traveling from Kissimmee crashed Sunday in Alabama.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA-31 crashed about 11:20 a.m. near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

Authorities said the plane departed from Kissimmee Gateway Airport and was headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The plane is owned by Oxford University Charters which is based out of Oxford, Mississippi.

The names of the people on board have not been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation.

Further details were not immediately available.

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