FAA investigates plane crash

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

www.sunherald.com article.

Capt. George Tillman of the Pascagoula Police Department said

the FAA is investigating.