4 killed in US civilian plane crash

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Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Four people were killed when a civilian aircraft crashed at US Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, authorities said.

The Beechcraft B60 aircraft crashed on Thursday morning in a remote area of the base, several miles from the base’s main runway, spokeswoman of the base Jasmine Porterfield said, Xinhua reported.

The wreckage was discovered in a densely wooded area.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane crashed while approaching Destin Executive Airport, located across the bay from the air base.

Authorities said a probe is under way and the victims, who departed from the central state of Ohio, are yet to be identified.



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