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Victims identified in Burlington plane crash

Published On: Nov 18 2012 11:24:11 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 19 2012 08:28:31 AM CST
BURLINGTON, Wis. -

Walworth County sheriff's deputies have identified the victims in a plane crash Sunday just west of the Burlington airport that killed two people.

Authorities said Todd Parfitt, 50, of Antioch, IL, and his 14-year-old daughter Nicole died in the crash. Both occupants were ejected from the plane when it crashed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Grumman AA1 crashed while trying to land just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lunsford said the Burlington airport has no control tower, and the pilot was not in contact with air-traffic controllers when the plane went down in a cornfield. It appears the pilot was attempting to land at the airport when the plane when down.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says it's not immediately clear where the flight originated.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and FAA investigators were en route Sunday evening.

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