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FAA: Plane from Mesa crashes in eastern Nevada

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PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

The Federal Aviation Administration said authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane from Mesa in eastern Nevada on Saturday.

FAA spokesman Allen Kinetzer said the twin-engine Piper PA31 aircraft crashed about 19 miles southeast of Ely about 10 a.m. Saturday. It was on its way to Mesa's Falcon Field to the Portland-Troutdale Airport in Oregon.

Kinetzer said investigators believe at least two people were on board the plane. 

He said local authorities reached the crash site Saturday and reported finding victims but were unable to immediately identify the numbers or whether there were survivors.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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