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More details emerge on Adams County plane crash

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 27, 2013 9:59 AM
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(Biglerville) -- The manager of a small airport says a plane that crashed into a field in a fruit-farming region outside Gettysburg, killing at least two people, had taken off from the airfield about a
half-hour earlier.

Bloomsburg Airport manager Dick Sharrow says that the owner rented hanger space last week for the twin-engine Piper PA30 Twin Comanche.

He said state police visited the airport Thursday to confirm that the flight originated there but asked him not to release the owner's name. Autopsies on the victims are slated today.

Police said the plane went down at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday east of Biglerville, scattering debris over a quarter-mile area. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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