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updated: 11/19/2012 7:38 AM

Two killed in crash of small plane registered in Antioch

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A small plane registered to an Antioch man crashed near Burlington, Wis., Sunday afternoon, killing the two people aboard, authorities said.

The single-engine Grumman AA1 crashed into a cornfield near the Burlington Municipal Airport just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday, said Lynn Lunsford, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

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"The preliminary information is that it crashed while attempting to land," Lunsford said. The FAA didn't yet know where the plane had taken off from.

Both people on board were killed, according to the Walworth County coroner's office, which responded to the crash. The names of the victims have not yet been released as family members are still being notified, according to the coroner's office.

FAA investigators were en route to the crash as of Sunday evening, Lunsford said, but because it involved fatalities the National Transportation Safety Board will be leading the investigation.

The Burlington Municipal Airport is on the border between Racine County and Walworth County, about 20 miles north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. The airport has two runways and, according to the city of Burlington website, is unmanned.

The Walworth County Sheriff also responded to the crash, but has not yet released any information.

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