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2 killed in Port Orange plane crash

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Two people were killed in a plane crash Tuesday evening in Port Orange, officials said.

The pilot and a passenger were on board a 2009 Epic LT single-engine aircraft that went down at the Spruce Creek Fly-In, officials told WKMG-TV. The plane came close to hitting several homes.

The aircraft stalled while trying to land, said officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department. Something went wrong, but the specifics aren’t clear.

Sheriff’s officials said the wreck took place about 6 p.m. in the area of 22 Taxiway Lindy Loop.

The plane was "in an inverted flat spin when he came out of the fog," a witness told officials. "He came right over the house. I knew he was in trouble."

While the plane crashed into a yard, it missed striking any homes in the neighborhood. No injuries were reported on the ground.

Local authorities will release the names and conditions of the people who were in the plane.

The flight originated at Millington Regional Airport in Tennessee, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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