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Police identify two people killed in plane crash at Salem airport

A man and woman from Boring, Ore. died when their plane crashed during landing at Salem Municipal Airport on Saturday afternoon.
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SALEM, Ore. — Two people died in a plane crash at Salem Municipal Airport on Saturday afternoon, according to police. 

Police identified the pair on Sunday as Daniel and Cynthia McKenna, ages 66 and 61, from Boring, Ore.

Around 3 p.m., Salem police and fire crews responded to the airport, also known as McNary Field, where an aircraft had crashed near the end of a runways. 

Witnesses told authorities the pilot was trying to land when the plane crash, killing both people on board. It's unclear who was flying the plane when it crashed. 

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are handling the investigation.

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