2 die in small plane crash in North Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

SCURRY, Texas (AP) — Two people have died after type of jet used during the Soviet-era to train military crashed in a North Texas field.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says law enforcement confirmed that neither of the two people in the two-seat aircraft survived the crash Thursday morning in Kaufman County near Scurry, about 30 miles southeast of Dallas.

The single-engine plane was an L-29 Delfin. Lunsford says it was destroyed on impact and he believes there was a post-crash fire as well.

Lunsford says the plane had taken off from the Lancaster Regional Airport, located just south of Dallas.

Lunsford says FAA investigators are expected on the scene Thursday and National Transportation Safety Board investigators are also en route.

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