NTSB investigating deadly Barrow County plane crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to arrive in Barrow County early Friday morning after a small plane crash killed the pilot and passenger on board.

Small plane crashes just off of runway at Barrow Co. Airport. Officials won’t say if it was taking off or landing. #fox5atl @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/4d0qX45tK9

— Marc Teichner (@mteichnerfox5) February 17, 2017

The crash happened Thursday afternoon near the Barrow County Airport located on Highway 82, according to fire officials.

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Barrow County Emergency Services Captain Scott Dakin said employees at the airport came across the debris from the wreckage while returning from their lunch break.

“When they came down the road they did see the plane in the wood line just along the road here,” said Captain Scott Dakin. “They called it in, upon our arrival we did have a small fire that was handled by our guys.”

A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration said a Beech C23 aircraft crashed at the end of Runway 13. Fire officials said the single-engine plane ended up in the wood line, killing both aboard.

The FAA said they were not sure if the plane was taking off or landing at the airport at the time of the accident.

VIDEO: SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene as officials began their investigation:

“There are, of course some trees going in that are clipped and you can see where it went along the runway, but in all actually it’s a fairly compact scene which is surprising with plane crashes,” said Captain Dakin.

Captain Dakin said its surprising no one heard anything and the crash could have happened as far as two hours before fire officials were notified.

“We did what we could, but unfortunately the results were there before we arrived,” said Captain Dakin.

Both the FAA and the NTSB are investigating. The NTSB is expected to give an update on the crash after processing the scene Friday.

The victims have not yet been identified.

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