Two men killed in plane crash near Philly identified

    Authorities have released the names of two people killed in the crash of a small plane near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport over the weekend.

    Police in Chester County’s West Goshen Township identified the victims as 67-year-old Richard Poch of West Chester and 64-year-old Joseph Deal of Drexel Hill.

    Both were killed in the crash of a Piper PA28 that had just taken off from Brandywine Airport, about 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

    Authorities said it appeared the pilot lost control in the plane before it went down in West Goshen Township about two miles from the airport just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

    The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

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