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Plane bound for Hyannis crashes in New Jersey, killing 2

A small plane headed for Cape Cod crashed in rural New Jersey Wednesday morning, killing two people, officials said.

The plane took off from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton and crashed around 10 minutes later in Springfield Township near Smithville Jacksonville Road around 10 a.m., Mayor Denis McDaniel said.

Two people on board were killed upon impact. It is believed they were the only passengers. Their identities were not immediately released.

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According to FlightAware, the plane was a Beechcraft Baron 58, a light, twin-engine plane.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at laney.ruckstuhl@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl.