A small plane is seen, resting on the nose after a crash and fire at the Mansfield Municipal Airport on Saturday. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died in the crash.
Two people killed when a small plane crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon in a Massachusetts airport, the officials said.
Authorities arrived on the scene, in Mansfield Airport, at about 12:36 a.m., Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter.
CARGO PLANE, WHICH IS AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE, CRASHES IN THE TEXAS BAY, OFFICIALS SAY
The Mansfield Fire department are working to extinguish the flames, police said. The aircraft was a Cessna 172, the officials said.
A photo of the crash site showed the aircraft sitting nose down on the ground. Fire officials could be seen as well.
A researcher will be on the site early Sunday to investigate whether the plane, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman told The Associated Press.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
The police initially said it was not clear how many people were on board. However, a later update, said the crash had “resulted in two fatalities.”
The airport is located about 45 miles south of Boston.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.