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Authorities said two people died in a small plane crash on Whidbey Island.

An FAA spokesperson said a Cessna 177 Cardinal crashed one mile north of Whidbey Air Park in Langley. A person who called 911 at noon reported that the plane in the area had difficulty landing.

Sergeant of the Island County Police. Laura Price said the two people on board the plane died. The respondents believed they were the only people on board. Price said the plane belongs to an aviation club in Seattle.

County officials said the plane was not attempting to land or take off, and it may have been passing through the area.

John Gaplin of the South Whidbey Fire said that first responders had difficulty getting to the crash site, and ended up in a wooded area not far from the airport.

There were no visible flames after the collapse. Geblin also said that they initially did not find anyone who had witnessed the accident.

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