MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A plane crashed in Marion County on Saturday night, killing two people, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
The Federal Aviation Administration says that the crash happened in a wooded area near Highway 318 in Citra, between the city and Orange Springs, just before 7 p.m.
When deputies and firefighters got there, they found a small private plane that had crashed and killed both of its people. The FAA said the plane was a Titan II with a single engine.
“MCSO detectives and the MCSO Field Force are continuing their investigation,” the sheriff’s office said. “Because the crash site was in a remote area, MCSO Field Force came to help investigators get to the site.”
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are both looking into what happened. The names of the two people who died in the crash were not known right away.