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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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