2 dead in Marion County following plane crash in wooded area, deputies say

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Marion County deputies are investigating a fatal plane crash in a remote area that killed two people.

The crash happened late Saturday in a heavily wooded area between Citra and Orange Springs.

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Deputies said a small, private aircraft crashed, killing both occupants.

Rescue personnel from Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the scene along with deputies.

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According to a news release, detectives are continuing their investigation, along with the help of the MCSO Field Force.

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The FAA has been notified and is expected to respond to investigate the crash as well.

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