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Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

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Emergency personal work at the scene following a small plane crash at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police say two people died in the accident.  (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP)

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport.

Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact.

Authorities didn't say who was flying the Cessna 172. New England Cable News reports it had taken off from Norwood Airport around 11:30 a.m. Authorities say it crashed 15 miles away about an hour later at the Mansfield Airport.

State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.

The Mansfield airport is about 45 miles south of Boston.

A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m.  (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)
A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m.  (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)
A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m.  (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)
A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m. (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)
Emergency personal work at the scene following a small plane crash at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police say two people died in the accident.  (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP)
Emergency personal work at the scene following a small plane crash at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Massachusetts State Police say two people died in the accident. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP)
A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m.  (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)
A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash, which occurred around 12:36 p.m. (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP)