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Plane Crashes at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County

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    Small Plane Crashes in Palm Beach County

    Two people were killed after a small plane went down in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County. (Published Monday, March 2, 2015)

    Two people were killed when their small plane crashed in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County Monday, officials said.

    The single-engine plane went down just before 1 p.m. in a marsh area near Lee Road and State Road 7 in Boynton Beach, and sheriff's officials responded, fire officials said.

    The plane had taken off from Palm Beach County Park/Lantana Airport with two people on board, FAA officials said.

    Footage showed firefighters at the scene spraying water on the wreckage. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials were also at the scene.

    Two bodies were found at the crash scene, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue later confirmed in a tweet. The victims have been identified as David Whitney, 64, of Lake Worth, and William Mahn, 66, of Jupiter.

    The FAA and NTSB are continuing to investigate.

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