2 dead in small plane crash

Lancaster

Investigators say two people died when a small plane crashed in Blair County after taking off from Lancaster on Thursday morning.

The Cirrus SR-22 crashed in a rural residential area near Williamsburg around 8:44 a.m.

Investigators told WTAJ-TV a nearby homeowner heard an explosion, saw the single-engine plane engulfed in flames, and tried to put out the fire with a garden hose.

Authorities said the two victims were the only people on the plane. The men have not been positively identified.

Video from the television station showed firefighters spraying water on wreckage that was scattered across a field.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were at the crash site. Representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board were expected there on Friday.

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