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UPDATE: Dad, daughter killed in Burlington plane crash

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BURLINGTON (WKOW) -- Authorities have identified the two people who were killed in a plane crash in southeastern Wisconsin.

The two occupants of the plane were Todd A. Parfitt, 50, of Antioch, Illinois and his daughter, Nicole M. Parfitt, 14.

Walworth County deputies responded to the plane crash just before 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The plane was west of the Burlington Municipal Airport in a field off Highway DD.

Investigators say the Parfitts were ejected from the plane. They say it appears the pilot was trying to land at the airport when the plane went down.

The crash is still being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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BURLINGTON (WKOW)-- Federal investigators are beginning their work to find out what caused the fatal crash of a small plane in southeastern Wisconsin.

Two people were killed when the single-engine Grumman crashed in a cornfield while attempting a landing Sunday afternoon at the Burlington Airport. Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is registered to a man from Antioch, Illinois.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says its not clear where the flight originated. The victims have not yet been identified.

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BURLINGTON (WKOW) -- A plane crash Sunday near the Burlington airport in southeastern Wisconsin has left two people dead.

Federal authorities say the single-engine AA1 tried to land just before 1:30 p.m. The pilot was not in contact with air-traffic controllers when the plane went down in a cornfield because the Burlington airport has no control tower. Local authorities say both people on board died.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charges of the investigation. Names of the victims have not been released but the Walworth County sheriff's office says it will release more information Monday.

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