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Afton, MN (KROC-AM News) - Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board have been summoned to a suburban area on the east edge of the Twin Cities where a small plane crashed Saturday morning.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it received several 911 calls around 9:45 AM from people living in the town of Afton after they heard what sounded like a small explosion. A news release says the responding emergency crews found a small plane fully engulfed in flames that had crashed in the yard of a home near an attached garage.


Firefighters from the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department extinguished the flames and found the bodies of two men inside the wreckage of the aircraft. The names of the victims have not been released, but the Washington County Sheriff's Office says they were an 85-year-old man from White Bear Lake and a 68-year-old man from Baytown Township near Bayport.

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