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Two men died in a plane crash near Afton’s home

Two men died Saturday morning after their small plane crashed and caught fire near a home in Afton, authorities said.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, several neighbors reported what appeared to be a small explosion near the 15000 block of Afton Hills Boulevard S. around 9:45 a.m.

When emergency services arrived, they found the plane on fire near a residential garage. Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames and discovered the bodies of the two men.

The families of the men — an 85-year-old from White Bear Lake and a 68-year-old from Baytown Township — were notified, but the identities of the victims were not expected to be released immediately, a spokeswoman for the agency said. sheriff’s office.

FAA reports say the plane was a 1948 single-engine fixed-wing Globe GC-1B registered to Macken Inc. in St. Paul.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash. There were no further details available on Saturday.

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