The Latest: FAA says 3 people believed on board crashed jet

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MEMPHIS, Ind. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a small jet in southern Indiana (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Federal officials say three people may be been on board a small jet that crashed in a wooded area of southern Indiana.

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel says investigators believe no one on board the plane survived the crash late Friday morning. The plane went down in a rural area near Memphis, Indiana, which is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Louisville, Kentucky.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in an email that "preliminary information indicates three people were aboard" the plane. No additional details were immediately released.

Cory says plane had taken off from Clark Regional Airport and was on its way to Chicago's Midway Airport.

Noel says it wasn't immediately clear who owned the plane. Officials identified the plane as a Cessna Citation, which is a twin-engine jet.

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2:05 p.m.

Authorities say multiple people are dead after a small plane crashed into a wooded area in southern Indiana.

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel says investigators believe no one on the plane survived the crash late Friday morning. He says it's unclear how many people were on board, but that the plane could carry as many as 10 people.

Noel says it wasn't immediately clear who owned the plane.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. in a rural area near Memphis, Indiana, which is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Louisville, Kentucky. Noel says it appears the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the nearby Clark County Airport.

Helicopter video from WLKY-TV shows small pieces of smoldering debris scattered in the wooded area.

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