Authorities say three people were on board a small plane when it crashed in the Jasper area, northwest of Birmingham.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the Piper PA 30 went down less than a mile from the Walker County Airport in Jasper Tuesday night.
She said the crash happened around 10:40 p.m. Central Time.
Few details were immediately available.
Bergen said the National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the crash.
Jasper is about 40 miles northwest of Birmingham.
Information from: WBRC-TV, http://www.myfoxal.com/
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