2 Killed in Crash of Home-Built Plane

The plane, a two-seater called a Van's RV-8, was found in swampy area about 90 miles north of Philadelphia.

The Van's RV-8.
The Van's RV-8.
Van's Aircraft Inc.

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) β€” Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

The wreckage of a home-built plane was found in a swampy, wooded area. The plane, a two-seater called a Van's RV-8, was discovered around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Monroe County, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane departed Pegasus Airpark near Stroudsburg around noon Tuesday and was reported missing Tuesday night.

Chief Leon Clapper of Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder says two people were killed. Coroner Thomas Yanac Jr. says the victims' remains have been recovered. He didn't immediately release their identities.

Clapper says the wreckage was "buried in the mud."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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