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2 Dead After Plane Crashes In South Lake Tahoe

(AP) - Authorities say two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed next to a house in South Lake Tahoe shortly after takeoff.

Lake Tahoe Airport director Sherry Miller says the Beech 35 Bonanza sparked a fire on a side of the house in South Lake Tahoe, but it was quickly extinguished Saturday.

She says two people and a dog inside the home got out safely, and no one on the ground was hurt.

The two-story house is less than a mile from the airport, in a semi-rural neighborhood surrounded by pine trees. The crash occurred about 5:40 p.m.

She says she didn't know the identities of the victims. The plane's destination wasn't immediately known.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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