2 die when small plane crashes at Florida airport

The crash happened Thursday night in Palatka

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says two people died in a small plane crash in Florida.

The crash happened Thursday night in Palatka, which is in north Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board plans a briefing on Friday regarding the crash of the Piper PA-24.

Authorities tell news outlets the plane was taking off when it crashed in the grass along a runway at kay Larkin Airport in Palatka.

News outlets are reporting that the victims were a married couple from Gainesville. They stopped at the airport for fuel and the crash occurred a short time later.

The names of the victims haven't been released.

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