POSTED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 9:34pm
Jackson, MS — A small plane crash near Jackson, Mississippi yesterday leaves three Civil Air Patrol wing members dead.
Colonel John E Tilton Jr., Lieutenant Colonel David Williams and Captain William C. Young were all killed when their small engine plane crashed in a residential area shortly after takeoff.
Police in Jackson say the three men were flying a Piper A-32 aircraft and were not on an official Civil Air Patrol mission.
The Civil Air Patrol is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.