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Two Die in Small N.Y. Plane Crash

April 23, 2005

WHITE PLAINS (AP) _ Two people were killed Saturday when a small plane crashed in a wooded area near Westchester County Airport, authorities said.

The Cessna 172 was about one-quarter of a mile from a runway at the airport just north of New York City when radar and radio communications were lost, said Holly Baker, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Both people aboard the plane were killed; their identities were not immediately released. They apparently were practicing instrument landing approaches when the plane crashed, Baker said.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

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