Colgan Air flight crashes on Cape Cod

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A spokeswoman for Colgan Air says a plane carrying two crew members crashed Tuesday off Cape Cod. The condition of the two pilots is not known. A spokeswoman says the plane was on its way from Hyannis, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. Colgan Air is a carrier for U.S. Airways Express and also serves the Rutland State Airport in Vermont.

Officials say the plane was in the middle of a repositioning flight, not a scheduled flight, when it went down three miles short of the runway at Hyannis Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and was returning to land at Hyannis when the crash occurred. The FAA says the plane was a Beechcraft 1900.

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