PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) _ A small plane apparently trying to make an emergency landing at a private airstrip crashed Wednesday, killing both people on board, authorities said.

The twin-engine Beech Duchess plane crashed about a mile from the airstrip 7 miles south of Daytona Beach, authorities said.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said it received a call from air traffic controllers at Daytona Beach International Airport, where the plane took off, at 11:14. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane four minutes later, authorities said.

Flight instructor Daniel Monroe, 25, was pronounced dead on the scene.

His student, Daniel Richman, a 37-year-old Canadian citizen, died after being airlifted to Halifax Medical Center, the sheriff's office said.

There were no reported injuries on the ground.