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Jul 19, 2013 9:24 AM by AP

2 killed in small plane crash near Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say two men were killed when a single engine airplane crashed in rural Morehouse Parish near Oak Ridge.

Morehouse Chief Deputy Brian Shoemaker identified the dead in Thursday's crash as 75-year-old Clarence Collins, of Dubach, and 25-year-old Jonathan Whitacre, of Illinois

Shoemaker says Collins was an instructor for Flying Tiger Aviation school of Oak Ridge and Whitacre was a student pilot.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

Shoemaker says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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