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UPDATE: Plane crash near Mangum, Oklahoma kills three

Three people died after a Beechcraft Baron aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon near Mangum, OK, five miles west of State Highway 34 on County Road 1390 in Greer County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm •  Published: January 19, 2013
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MANGUM — Three people are dead after a plane crash Saturday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma.

The 1964 Beechcraft Baron fixed-wing, twin engine aircraft crashed shortly after 5 p.m. near Mangum, about five miles west of State Highway 34 on East County Road 1390 in Greer County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The pilot, Stephen Scott, 53, of Mangum, and two passengers, John Hall, 45, and Edi Ortega, 20, both of Altus, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told troopers the aircraft was northbound, and it appeared to be having engine trouble before it crashed.

Trooper Betsy Randolph said investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board would help determine the cause of the crash.

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