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2 die in Casa Grande plane crash

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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -

Two people are dead after a plane crashed at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning.

Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed two people were found dead after a twin engine turbo prop plane crashed at about 11:30 a.m.

Casa Grande Assistant Fire Chief Jim Morgan says a witness saw the plane doing touch and go's and then suddenly crash to the ground.

"The aircraft made a sudden ascent and a sudden descent and then crashed into the ground and burst into flames upon impact," said Morgan. "Basically all you can tell is that there is a frame of an aircraft. You can't even discern it's a twin engine or a single engine."

The occupants didn't have a chance.

The names of the two people killed haven't been released. We have learned that they are both adult males.

"It was like an increase in power on the engine and then there was nothing," said witness Bill Trulove.

The twin-engine Beechcraft Air King was registered to a Tucson company.

The Casa Grande airport is a popular stop for pilots and instructors traveling between Tucson to Phoenix.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to control the fire. A black plume of smoke could be seen for miles around.

FAA and NTSB investigators will determine the cause of the crash. No names will be released until their families are notified.

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