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Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

A small plane rests on its nose following

A small plane rests on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass. on Saturday.  Credit: AP/Jared Higginbotham

MANSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport.

Mansfield police said Sydney Miti, 31, of Waltham, and Julian Lattermann, 18, of Dover, were killed on impact.

Authorities didn't say who was flying the Cessna 172. New England Cable News reports it had taken off from Norwood Airport around 11:30 a.m. Authorities say it crashed 15 miles away about an hour later at the Mansfield Airport.

State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.

The Mansfield airport is about 45 miles south of Boston.

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