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Two people killed in small plane crash at Tucson airport

Jan 23, 2017, 1:22 PM | Updated: 10:06 pm
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(Twitter Photo/@BillHarner)
(Twitter Photo/@BillHarner)

PHOENIX — Two people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed at Tucson International Airport, officials said.

The airport announced the death in a tweet.

A second one sent later confirmed the other death.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Beechcraft BE300 crashed into a parking garage on the east side of the terminal.

Airport public safety chief John Ivanoff said the plane skidded for “some distance” before crashing and catching fire. The fire sent large, black plumes of smoke into the sky.

The FAA said two people were on board.

Photos and videos on social media of the scene showed crews responding and smoke in the air.

The crash is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Two people killed in small plane crash at Tucson airport