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    Plane Crashes Near Florida's Airport, Killing at Least Two - Reports

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    According to witnesses, cited by Fox News, the plane's wing fell off before it crashed.

    A plane crashed near Florida's Daytona Beach International Airport on Wednesday morning, resulting in at least two deaths, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The victims have yet to be identified.

    Witnesses told the police that they had seen the PA-28's wing fall off shortly before the crash.

    According to Fox News, there was an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University logo on the crashed aircraft, but no information confirming that the plane belonged to the school has been received.

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has released a statement concerning the crash.

    "We are aware of the airplane accident that occurred today. We are cooperating fully with the investigation of this tragic accident," Anne Botteri, vice president of marketing and communications at the university, told the media outlet. "We will be releasing further information as soon as it's available."

    Following the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was investigating the crash.

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