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2 dead in western Iowa plane crash

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WOODBURY COUNTY (KWWL) -

A plane crash in western Iowa has killed two people and injured the pilot.  It happened 2 1/2 miles south of Correctionville.

The Iowa State Patrol says the small privately-owned plane came down onto Highway 31 around 8 o'clock Saturday night.

Three people were on the plane, according to authorities.

Both passengers died and the pilot suffered major injuries. The pilot was supposed to be life-flighted to a Sioux City hospital but because of the dense fog, had to be taken by ambulance.

Also, an ambulance responding to the scene hit a deputy's vehicle.

Dense fog is being blamed for both crashes. Highway 31 has been shut down.

Authorities expect to release more information, including the victims' identities on Sunday.

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