Photos: Three Married Couples Die In Tuscaloosa

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Authorities work the scene of a plane crash at a park along Robert Cardinal Airport Road across from the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Northport, Ala., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016

Six people who died in a plane crash in Alabama on Sunday were three married couples, media in the US state say.Authorities say the plane crashed just short of the runway at Tuscaloosa airport, shortly after sending a distress signal.Reports say the couples had been returning to Oxford, Mississippi, after a dental conference in Florida.

The Eagle newspaper in Oxford said 11 children were orphaned by the crash. None of the children were on board.The plane came down in trees close to the airport and rescue crews were on the scene within three minutes, but no-one survived.The Oxford Eagle said they had three children, aged 10, seven and five.The youngest started kindergarten this week, the newspaper said.One other couple on board had five children.

 

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