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2 dies in small plane crash near Gilroy

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot and passenger have died after a small plane crashed in a rural area near Gilroy in Northern California.

Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup says a rancher reported the wreckage Sunday morning near Highway 152.

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FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the Cessna 140 was the subject of a search after it crashed under unknown circumstances Saturday night.

The craft was traveling from Hollister to Watsonville when the plane went down.

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The victims' names have not been released.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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