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Emergency workers in North Carolina have identified the two people who died in a plane crash Tuesday after taking off from Bowman Field as a father and son from Florida.
Duane Anthony Moorer Sr., 49, and Duane Anthony Moorer Jr., 22, died after the twin-engine Piper PA-23 crashed about five miles south of Highlands, N.C., said Warren Cabe, director of Macon County Emergency Services. The men were from Miramar, Fla.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which occurred about 3 p.m. in a wooded area. The plane was en route to Hazlehurst, Ga.
FAA records show the plane was registered to a Yan Venter Ministries Inc. in Rogers, Ark., but McCabe said the plane had recently been purchased by Midwest Atlantic Inc. in Miramar.
There were no published listings for the company, and it was not known why the men were in Louisville.
Witnesses told The Asheville Citizen-Times they heard what sounded like the engine stalling and saw debris falling off the 1955 Piper PA-23 plane in the moments before it went down.
Calls seeking further information about the investigation were not immediately returned by the FAA and the NTSB last night.
Trish Burke, a spokeswoman for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, which oversees Bowman Field and Louisville International Airport, said she did not know why the plane was in Louisville.
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