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DIAMONDHEAD, MS – One person is dead after a small plane crashed near the Diamondhead airport.

The single-engine airplane went down in a wooded area just after 7 a.m., according to WLOX in Biloxi.

The plane went down north of I-10 and burst into flames upon impact.

Rescue crews are on the scene.

Stay tuned to WGNO for more information on this developing story.