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Virginia-to-Canada plane crashed in Pa., killing three

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 18, 2016 12:11 PM
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(Austin, Pa.) -- A small airplane that lost contact with flight controllers while flying from Virginia to Canada has been found crashed in Pennsylvania.

All three occupants were killed.

Potter County Coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury Sr. has confirmed the deaths, but says he won't be releasing additional information until the victims' relatives are notified.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-28 took off Sunday from Richmond International Airport in Virginia and was headed to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport.

he coroner says the wreckage was found late Monday in Keating Township in southern Potter County, which is about 150 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The FAA lost contact with the flight over Potter County about 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

The National Transportation Safety Board is heading the crash investigation.

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