REPORT: 18-year-old pilot and pageant queen dies in fiery plane crash
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An 18-year-old pilot, who was set to compete in a Mississippi pageant later this month, died when she crashed on a golf course, officials said Sunday.
Lake Little, the daughter of Starkville, Miss., Alderman David Little and his wife Pattie, succumbed late Saturday to her injuries from the 3:15 p.m. crash on the Ole Miss Golf Course, University of Mississippi spokesman Rod Guajardo said Sunday.
The article goes on to state the following:
The teenager, who dreamed of becoming a professional pilot, was practicing takeoffs and landings in a single-engine plane at the nearby University-Oxford Airport when she crashed near the course’s 17th tee box, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
She was the only person on board and suffered serious burns in the crash, Guajardo said.
Such sad news about Lake Little. A beautiful light has passed from this world far too soon. Deborah and I pray the dear Lord would assuage the pain and grief of her parents and family. https://t.co/iP2xJkSdns
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 7, 2019
Six weeks ago, this magnificent young lady spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club and shared her passions and accomplishments. Today, our club joins her family and friends in shock and grief at her untimely passing. Please pray for Lake Little’s family. May God enfold them. pic.twitter.com/hjOnMpyIQK
— Sid Salter (@sidsalter) July 7, 2019
To describe the plane crash today in Oxford as tragic seems hollow and lacking. Offering a prayer for peace and God’s healing grace tonight for the Little family, for Lake’s friends and for the young men and first responders who did all they could to try to save her life.
— Richard Cross (@RichardCrossSTM) July 7, 2019
The City of Oxford mourns alongside those of you in Starkville. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family of Lake Little and for all of those who loved her. May God wrap His loving arms around you. https://t.co/3Oguk7na7k
— Robyn Tannehill (@RobynTannehill) July 7, 2019
The pilot of the plane that crashed at the OM golf course was an 18 year old girl from Starkville by the name of Lake Little. She passed away this evening. She graduated this year and was getting ready to enroll at Southern Miss. https://t.co/bRWnjH5N7k
— Steve Robertson (@ScoutSteveR) July 7, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Alderman David Little, Pattie Little and family as they mourn the tragic loss of their daughter, Lake.
— Starkville PD (@Starkville_PD) July 7, 2019
The Starkville Academy family is grieving the loss of one of our own. Lake Little, who graduated this past May, was a kind hearted, talented, and inspiring young woman who brought joy to so many people. pic.twitter.com/rvv8TMys2e
— Starkville Academy (@gosavols) July 7, 2019
Lake Little, the pilot in today’s plane crash, succumbed to her injuries and passed away on Saturday night. https://t.co/OmlwGuxZd1
— Jake Thompson (@JakeThompsonOE) July 7, 2019
@lake_little was my first cousin and an amazing person. This world didn’t get to experience her true potential. Heaven gained an angel, but we lost a true difference maker. Someone that loved people and made everyone feel special. Please pray for the Little family.
— Kyle Ladner (@KyleBLadner) July 7, 2019
The Ole Miss Golf Course’s 16th and 17th tees are closed as NTSB prepares to investigate yesterday’s fatal plane crash.
Officials identified the pilot as 18 y/o Lake Little. She recently graduated from Starkville Academy and was competing in Mississippi Miss Hospitality. pic.twitter.com/gexJ79eCn0
— Rebecca Butcher (@Local24Rebecca) July 7, 2019
Lake Little, 18, was scheduled to compete this month in Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality pageant. https://t.co/I9wS4dQd7r
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 8, 2019
— Johnny Brightman (@Johnnybrightman) July 8, 2019
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