2 Killed in Small Plane Crash

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials have tentatively identified two men killed in a small plane crash at a municipal airport in southeastern Massachusetts.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office says 69-year-old John Schmouth, of Brockton, and 61-year-old Roland Deslauriers, of Bridgewater, are believed to have been on board when the plane crashed Sunday morning at Taunton Municipal Airport.

A man photographs what’s left of a crashed aircraft at Taunton (Mass.) Municipal Airport, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Authorities say two people were killed in the crash. (Credit: AP)

Schmouth was listed as the pilot.

A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office says family members have been notified but the identifications won’t be confirmed until autopsies are complete.

Emergency workers place human remains into a Massachusetts medical examiner’s vehicle at the site of a small plane crash at Taunton (Mass.) Municipal Airport, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (Credit: AP)

Authorities say the small plane crashed during takeoff shortly after 6 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating along with state and local officials.

Taunton is about 40 miles south of Boston.