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Victims Identified In Santa Clarita Plane Crash

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Cause of accident still under investigation.

UPDATE: Sunday, July 19 at 9:20 a.m.

Just after 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18, a light experimental aircraft crashed in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita, killing it's two occupants.

According to the Los Angles County Corner's office, the men were identified as 43 year-old Ronald Weiss of Encino and 45 year-old Anthony Crippen of Pacific Palisades.  FAA records show that the plane was registered to Weiss.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the plane doing light turns when something went wrong and the plane spiraled and hit the ground nose first.

One local resident was the first on the scene, and she told KHTS that the two male passengers were dead on arrival.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the aircraft was a single-engine Lancair.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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KHTS will update this story when new information is available.