One person is dead following an airplane crash near Monticello.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident on 144th Avenue in Monticello on Saturday afternoon shortly after 4 pm. The caller said an airplane had crashed near the grass runway at the Monticello Regional Airport.
Monticello Police say first responders found a small airplane about 50 yards into an adjacent cornfield from the runway.
The plane’s pilot, who was the only person inside the aircraft, died. Their name is being withheld until family has been notified.
Monticello Police will be assisting the FAA and the NTSB with an investigation into the accident.