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1 dead, 1 Injured after small plane crash in FL

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 18:41:38-04

Authorities say one person died and another person suffered minor injuries when a small plane crashed at a north Florida airport.

The crash was reported just before 9 a.m. Saturday at city-owned Ocala International Airport. 

Ocala Fire Rescue reported in a Facebook post the plane departed the airport but encountered some trouble and turned around to land.

Rescuers found two people inside the plane. One of them was pronounced one dead at the scene and the second person was taken to a hospital, OFR officials said.

Authorities have not released the identities of the victims. 

The runway adjacent to the crash scene has been closed. No additional information was immediately available.

Story courtesy of our news partners at NBC6.com