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Single-Engine Plane Crashes Killing 2 In Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) -- Two people aboard a single-engine plane that crashed while approaching an airport in Sonoma County Thursday evening have died, fire officials said.

The plane, a Piper PA-24, "crashed under unknown circumstances on final approach to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport," Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division spokesman Ian Gregor said Thursday evening.

The plane departed from Palm Springs for Santa Rosa with two people on board.

Santa Rosa Fire Department officials said the plane crashed just before 7 p.m. about 2.5 miles south of the airport.

Fire officials confirmed that the two occupants have died.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Gregor said.


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