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Pilot killed when small plane crashes in rural Mississippi

(AP) — A sheriff says a pilot was killed when a small plane crashed in the rural Mississippi Delta.

Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the crash happened Tuesday night near a private airstrip south of Schlater. The community is about 110 miles north of Jackson.

Banks says authorities were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. when the plane went down. He says there was no fire at the crash scene.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders tells WTVA-TV that the pilot’s name was Mark Bright.