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5 Die, Including Child, After Plane Crashes Near Virginia Airport: 'There Were No Survivors'

Although their names have not been released, the victims have been identified as the plane's pilot and co-pilot, as well as two adults and one child

  • Four adults and one child died when a small plane crashed near a Virginia airport on Sunday

  • The plane left from Florida and was expected to land at Ingalls Field Airport, State Police Sgt. Richard C. Garletts said

  • The victims' remains have been sent to a medical examiner's office for positive identification

Five people were killed, including a child, when a small plane burst into flames after crashing in Virginia on Sunday.

The twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 crashed around 3 p.m. local time near Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Although their names have not been released at this time, the victims have been identified as the plane's pilot and co-pilot, as well as two adults and one child, according to Virginia State Police.

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State Police Sgt. Richard C. Garletts said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE that the plane originated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was scheduled to land at Ingalls Field.

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"According to the plane owner's attorney and family friend, the occupants were attending an event at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs," Garletts said. "There were no survivors."

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The plane was short on its approach to the runway and struck the trees and then the hillside, according to Garletts. It wasn't immediately clear if wind played a factor in the crash, per NBC affiliate WSLS.

Garletts told the Associated Press that "everything is burnt" at the crash site, meaning "the tail numbers are unidentifiable."

The victims' remains were sent to the Virginia Office of the Medical Examiner, Western District, for positive identification.

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"There will be no further updates from the Virginia State Police until such a time when the remains have been identified and family notification has been made," Garletts said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

The airport had been closed in the immediate aftermath of the incident, per the AP.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway by the FAA and the NTSB.

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