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US: 6 die as private plane crashes into trees

The plane hit the trees while trying to take off and burst into flames with the six passengers inside
US plane crash

Six people died on Friday when a small private plane crashed into a tree line at Shannon Aiport in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the US authorities said.

The Virginia Police said the accident occurred as the plane tried to land at Shannon Airport, but pulled back up at the end of the runway, EFE news reported.

The causes of the crash was being investigated, the police said.

Police spokesperson Les Tyler said it seemed the plane was trying to land and then tried to abort the landing.

The plane hit trees while trying to take off and burst into flames with the six passengers inside.

Authorities are yet to disclose the identities of the victims, but have revealed that they are not from Virginia.

-IANS

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