Two dead when plane crashes in Monmouth

Two people are dead after a plane crashed near the Monmouth airport Sunday morning.

The Warren County Sheriffs Department says deputies and first responders were directed toward a brush area about a half-mile northeast of the Monmouth Municipal Airport just after 11am, where the private aircraft in question was said to be on fire.

Officials aren’t releasing many more details, except that the two people on board of the plane were pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner. Identities of those on board have not been released.

The Sheriffs Department says they’re turning over the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s not clear if the plane was trying to take off, or trying to land, at the time it was discovered.

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