SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small airplane in West Virginia.
The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Maryland, reports Middleway Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Mood confirmed the two fatalities.READ MORE: 4 Charged With Scheme To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison And Pandemic Unemployment Fraud
Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty tells news outlets the plane caught fire on impact Thursday afternoon in Summit Point, an unincorporated community near the Virginia line.
In an emailed statement, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Mooney M20 crashed with two people aboard, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg at 5:20 p.m.READ MORE: CDC To Recommend Masks For Fully Vaccinated People In Some Situations, Reversing Earlier Decision
The plane’s origin and destination weren’t immediately known.
Summit Point is about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Washington, D.C.
The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.MORE NEWS: Duquesne City Schools To Hold Classes Once Again For 7th Graders This Year
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