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POSTED: February 27, 2007 5:08 a.m.
The names of four people killed in the crash of a small plane on Fort Stewart were not being released Saturday as the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board continued investigation of the crash.
The small civilian airplane, a Beechcraft Bonanza 36, crashed Friday evening near a training area on Fort Stewart, killing the four people on board, authorities said Saturday.
The plane was en route to Anderson, S.C., from Titusville, Fla., when it went down Friday night, according to Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta.
NTSB officials said the pilot was flying at 13,000 feet and requested a lower altitude.
The pilot was cleared for 11,000 feet and as he began his decent, the plane fell off the radar.
Military police and firefighters responded to the crash report and found four bodies among the wreckage, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said.
The location, near Fort Stewart Training Area 36, was described as  five miles north of Gum Branch and 10 miles east of Pembroke.
The plane is registered to a Melbourne, Fla., address. FAA records show the owner as “registration pending.”

A small passenger plane crashed late Friday on the west side of Fort Stewart in a training area, according to a post official.

The plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza 36, tail number N506BC. The remains of four people were found at the crash site, located approximately six and a half miles from Fort Stewart's garrison headquarters.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are the lead federal agencies investigating the crash. No other information was available Saturday afternoon.

 

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