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Officials Identify Both Victims In Fatal Bucks County Small Plane Crash

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) -- The Bucks County Coroner's Office has identified both victims killed in the single-engine plane crash that occurred on Thursday evening in Perkasie.

Alfred George Piranian, 74, from Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and Brian Filippini, 55, of Philadelphia both died in the crash.

Piranian was a flight instructor.

A local pilot, who used to fly with Piranian, called him a "hero" for missing the houses, adding he will be missed.

"He loved what he was doing," Bryan Fenoff said. "He fought right to the end. I had the pleasure of flying with him on some flights when I first started, he was just an amazing instructor."

Officials say they've notified their next of kin.

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA, NTSB, and the Hilltown Township Police Department.

A preliminary report is expected within the next two weeks.

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