Deadly plane crash at Alabama airport; investigation underway

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CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: In another brief news conference, Folsom Field Airport General Manager Ben Harrison reported the plane crash that left two people dead happened around 12:45 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Agency reports the aircraft was a Vans RV-6, a small two-seated plane.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the crash happened toward the end of the runway, the FAA reports.

Officials at the scene are not releasing the names of the victims involved in the accident. And they have not given an update as to how the accident was caused.

The runway at the regional airport is open at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation and will give another update Monday, January 6.

ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities are investigating a plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon at Folsom Field Airport in Cullman, Alabama.

Authorities believe the accident happened between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Two people were killed in the plane crash, Cullman Regional Aiport General Manager Ben Harrison reported in a brief news conference.

At this time, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Cullman County EMA, and Vinemont Fire Department are among agencies assisting in the plane crash investigation.

Please check back for the latest updates on this story.

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