Two people were killed after a small plane crashed and caught fire at a Massachusetts airport on Saturday, February 23, authorities have confirmed.
The victims of the crash were identified as Sydney Miti, 32, and Julian Latterman, 18, according to state police. The two were the only occupants.
According to a tweet shared by Massachusetts State Police, authorities arrived at the scene at Mansfield Airport at about 12:30 p.m.
#Mansfield plane crash resulted in 2 fatalities. Investigation ongoing by troopers assigned to @BristolDA, MSP Crime Scene, and @NTSB. Further info will be released as available. https://t.co/mWrpbkzHhn— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) February 23, 2019
The Mansfield Fire Department reportedly was working to put out the flames. The plane, which was a "fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft", was a Cessna 172.
NTSB investigating crash Saturday of a Cessna 172 in Mansfield, MA.— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) February 23, 2019
In a photo from the crash site obtained, we can see the aircraft sitting nose down on the ground as fire officials stands beside it.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. at the Mansfield Airport and the plane was on fire. Mansfield Fire and Police... https://t.co/noXi3YaaGb— THE ACTIVST ALLIANCE (@904Activist) February 23, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the reason for the crash.
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