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4 dead after small plane crashes near South Carolina golf course

Four people died when a small plane crashed near a South Carolina golf course on Sunday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

One other person was seriously injured, according to the FAA report. The organization initially said four people were on the plane, but later said there were five people on board.  

The single-engine Piper PA-32 went down near North Myrtle Beach's Barefoot Resort around 11 a.m., authorities said. First arriving crews reported the plane had crashed in a wooded area near the roadway. There was a fire that was quickly extinguished, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue said in a Facebook post. 

No identifying information was immediately available for the victims. 

A woman was injured and was taken to the hospital, a North Myrtle Beach police spokesman said. He did not have any information on the other victims, noting the plane had been engulfed in flames and that there was a "pretty significant debris field."

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday that they are both looking into the crash. The area will be shut down for about two days as the investigation continues. 

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