- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a World War II-era plane crashed and burned near the town of Maricopa, killing two people.

Mark Clark of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrived at the scene and found burning aircraft wreckage. He said two people died. The victims’ identities were not released.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said preliminary information on the crash indicated the plane was a P-51D Mustang, a type of single-engine American fighter used during World War II.

The spokesman said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Maricopa is about 35 miles south of Phoenix.

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