Western North Carolina plane crash kills two

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) - An early morning plane crash killed two people Monday in far western North Carolina, aviation officials said.

Preliminary reports indicate a single-engine plane carrying three people hit power lines just after midnight while approaching Andrews-Murphy Airport in Cherokee County, said Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane had been traveling from Orlando Executive Airport in Florida.

The plane is registered to Damien O'Neill of Franklin, N.C., Bergen said. Authorities have not identified the two people killed in the crash.

The third passenger was being treated at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., said hospital spokeswoman Pat Charles, who said she couldn't provide further details.

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