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Captain John Tilton and Captain WC Young And Captain David Williams Died in the small Piper PA-32 Air Plane crash on the way to an Aviation Meeting

Three pilots flying together to a safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in mid-air before crashing into a house that went up in flames. The three men had just taken off from Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday when a witness said the Piper PA-32 began 'spitting and sputtering'. They have been identified as John Tilton, WC Young, and David Williams, all civil air patrolmen. One of the pilots asked for permission to return to the airport, but just minutes later the plane went down. It crashed through trees before slamming into a house that caught fire, sending flames and black smoke through the neighborhood of modest single-family homes. The county coroner said dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the victims' identities. A deputy fire chief said one person escaped the burning home with minor injuries and was in good condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Tragedy: David Williams also died i