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Seven People Reportedly Killed in Small Plane in Central Illinois Returning Home from NCAA Final Championship

A tragic plane crash involving a Cessna 414 occurred just outside Bloomington, Illinois, Tuesday morning (April 7, 2015) when seven people aboard were killed when the aircraft crashed just short of the airport.  Numerous media outlets are reporting that six people were aboard as well as the pilot, all returning late last night from the NCAA championship basketball game in Indianapolis. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending investigators to determine the cause of the crash that occurred about 1:30 a.m. There is no initial word on what caused the crash of the six-passenger small plane that crashed in the small town of Towanda, Illinois. The plane crashed at Route 9 and McClean County Road 2100 East, less than two miles east of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois. Local officials are planning a press conference today at noon CST regarding the tragedy.

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