Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

MANSFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) — Authorities said an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport.

Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact.

Authorities did not say who was flying the Cessna 172. New England Cable News reports it had taken off from Norwood Airport around 11.30am.

Authorities said it crashed 15 miles away about an hour later at the Mansfield Airport.

State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.

The Mansfield airport is about 45 miles south of Boston.

Emergency personal work at the scene following a small plane crash at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Massachusetts. – AP