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MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal experts are investigating the crash of a twin-engine plane in northern Charleston County that killed two people.

The plane came down in an old rice field near the Intracoastal Waterway near McClellanville around 5 p.m. Thursday.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Emergency workers had to build temporary bridges between sections of high ground to get to the scene with their all-terrain vehicles. Fred Tetor with the Awendaw Fire Department says those at the site could smell fuel.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was a Rockwell International 690B, an 11-seater with two engines.

It had led the Johns Island Executive Airport at 4:30 p.m. on what was supposed to be a nearly an hour-long flight to Georgetown and back.

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