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2 dead in home-built aircraft crash near Tenino

TENINO, Wash. — Two men were killed when a home-built aircraft crashed Friday in southeast Thurston County.

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Capt. Lynette Dyer says the men were in their mid-20s to 30s.

Loggers working nearby saw the plane go down and called 911 at about 11:30 a.m. Both men were dead when emergency crews arrived.

Spokesperson Dyer says the aircraft was experimental and had an open cockpit.

No further details have been released. The FAA is investigating.

Photo: West Thurston Fire