The Federal Aviation Administration is
investigating the crash of a small airplane near Northrop Grumman
Ship Systems in Pascagoula, authorities said.
The married couple in the single-engine plane were not injured
when it went down Saturday.
Gary Frederickson and his wife, Misti Frederickson, took off
from the Ocean Springs airport Saturday afternoon. As they
approached Pascagoula about 1 p.m. the plane experienced engine
Gary Frederickson was forced to land just north of the shipyard
when the engine quit.
The plane touched down in some soft ground, flipped over and
came to rest in a retention pool.
The couple was treated at the scene by Northrop Grumman Ship
Systems emergency personnel, but suffered no injuries, although
their plane was likely damaged beyond repair, according to a
Capt. George Tillman of the Pascagoula Police Department said