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Taunton Plane Crash: Fatal Crash in Massachusetts

Travelers Today       By    Natasha Hanano

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 05:05 PM EDT

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There have been two fatalities in a plane crash earlier this morning at Taunton Municipal Airport.  Fox News reported that the plane crash occurred in Massachusetts early Sunday morning and the cause for the crash has not been determined yet.

"The weather near the airport was cool and foggy early on Sunday morning with the visibility as low as three-quarters of a mile at 5:57 a.m. By 7 a.m., the fog had lifted and the visibility improved to 9 miles,"reported Fox News.

Boston.com reported that Taunton police received a report at 6:38 a.m. reporting that a plane had crashed at the airport.

The plane was reportedly attempting to take off when it went down near Westcoat Drive, which is a roadway leading to the airport.

"Taunton Lieutenant Paul Roderick said the release of information about the occupants will likely be delayed for some time as it needs to be confirmed through dental records and while authorities notify next of kin. The victims have been taken to the state medical examiner's office,"reported Boston.com.

A commissioner from the Taunton Municipal Airport Commission, James Madigan, told Boston.com that he arrived at the scene around 6;30 a.m. shortly after the crash and saw that the fire department was putting out the fire.

"It's all burnt up," he said to Boston.com."There isn't much to the aircraft. It's a fabric-covered aircraft."

For these types of planes there is no requirement for a flight plan or sign in at the airport.

"It's just like you get in your car and drive. You don't have to tell anybody where you're going," he added.

The mayor of Taunton, Thomas Hove Jr. said that the crash was a 'tragic scene' and  "At this point it just looks like a horrible accident, just a terrible tragedy.'

The plane crash is still under investigation by the state medical examiner, the local state police and fire department, MassDOT Aeronautics and the National Transportation Safety Board.

 

 

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