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Two people have died after a small private plane slammed into the car park of a car dealership.
The unfortunate incident happened in Ohio, US, and the victims are thought to have died instantly.
They were flying a very compact 1974 Beechcraft King Air E90 plane at the time, and it has not yet been revealed how the crash happened.
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The car park was located at the Pioneer Buick GMA dealership in Marietta.
Police confirmed that nobody on the ground was hurt in the crash this morning (October 18), but a huge fireball could be seen for miles around.
An eyewitness told local news outlets: “Something caught my eye with this plane before (the crash) even happened.
“It was really bright in the sky and I kept looking at it. It was just going through the sky like nothing, and then did a million flips, went straight to the ground and exploded.”
The flight was reportedly heading to Parkersburg, West Virginia, when the crash happened, and Highway Patrol called it a “fatal plane crash that was reported this morning at 7.15am”.
A spokesman said: “The crash occurred at the Pioneer Buick GMC dealership parking lot located at 1000 Pike Street, Marietta, Washington County.
“There is reported damage to multiple vehicles and buildings at the dealership.
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“The crash remains under investigation at this time.”
According to flight tracking website Flight Aware, the journey lasted just 30 minutes before the crash happened, and had flown one hour and 58 minutes the day before from Philadelphia, PA, to John Glenn Columbus International Airport – the starting point of today's ill-fated journey.
The tracking site also claims that it was travelling at around 265mph, at around 3,360 metres in the air before the crash happened.
Its final journey was just 109 miles long.
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