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3 dead in Fayette County plane crash

LANSING, W.Va. — State police say three people were killed in a plane crash Sunday morning in Fayette County.

A single-engine Beechcraft C-23 crashed after departing the New River Gorge Airport in Fayetteville at around 11.m. The wreck was located behind a barn on Opossum Creek Road in the Lansing area.

Nick Fletcher, 38, Michael Taphouse, 36, and Wesley Farley, 39, were killed in the crash.

All three were from the Chesapeake, Va. area.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

More information is expected to be release in the coming days.


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