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Small plane crashes behind homes near airport; pilot killed

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed behind homes near a suburban Philadelphia airport, killing the pilot, authorities said.

Police in Buckingham in Bucks County were called along with several fire companies to a wooded area near Doylestown Airport at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the pilot and sole occupant of the single-engine aircraft was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn’t released pending notification of his relatives. No homes or other structures were damaged.

The National Transportation Safety Board identified the aircraft as an Experimental Van’s RV6, a type of home-built aircraft sold in kits. An investigator from the safety board was expected to arrive at the scene Wednesday morning.

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