3 killed in West Virginia plane crash

LANSING, W. Va. — All three men aboard a small plane died when it crashed Sunday morning in Lansing, West Virginia.

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Responding officers found the wreckage behind a barn on Opossum Creek Road, WTRF reported.

According to the West Virginia State Police, 38-year-old Nick Fletcher, 36-year-old Michael Taphouse and 39-year-old Wesley Farley were found dead inside the plane, the TV station reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating what caused the single-engine Beechcraft C23 to go down just after 10 a.m, The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia, reported.

FAA Public Affairs Specialist Maria Njoku said Sunday that the plane had departed from Fayette Airport in Fayetteville, the newspaper reported.