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Officials identify 2 people killed in small plane crash

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 09:29:00-04

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - Officials have identified the two people who died in an airplane crash in Clermont, Florida.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1LkKYQC ) reports that pilot Dane Sheahen of Florida and passenger James Kos of Oklahoma died after the two-seater plane crashed into an empty field Saturday morning. They were both licensed pilots.

Clermont police spokesman Sgt. Shane Strickland says the two occupants appear to have died on impact. Police Capt. Michael McMaster says the plane's origin and destination are unknown at this point. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be handling the investigation.