One Person is Dead in a Holmes County Plane Crash

One Person is Dead in a Holmes County Plane Crash

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. - One person is dead after a plane crash just outside of the Tri-County Airport in Holmes County, Wednesday night.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a call shortly before five this evening.

Authorities say the Piper Cherokee went down at Tri-County Airport Road in Bonifay.

According to Holmes County Sheriff, John Tate, when emergency personnel arrived, the small plane was on fire. 

Jackson and Holmes County firefighters responded and were able to extinguish the fire.

Law enforcement says that there was only one person on the plane.

The investigation is still underway.

"Right now we've been in contact with the FAA and the NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board. FAA advises us they will be on scene in the morning and the NTSB says they will be here sometime tomorrow afternoon," said Sheriff Tate.

No further information has been released on the crash victim so far.

Sheriff Tate said that they will clear the debris from the road, but the area will be patrolled through the night.

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