Two Killed in Apple Valley Plane Crash

Two people have died in a small plane crash in Apple Valley, airport officials confirmed Sunday.

Firefighters are on the scene battling small explosions as of 2:40 p.m., according to the Apple Valley Fire Protection District.

The jet was taxiing down the runway when someone spotted flames coming out of the engine, according to AVFPD spokesman Jason Nailon. The plane then caught fire and exploded.

All flights into and out of the airport were halted after the crash.

The plane was an L39 jet, according to the fire department.

The FAA and NTSB were to investigate the crash.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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