2 dead after small plane from Akron Fulton Airport crashed Friday in W. Va.

GLASGOW, W. Va. - NTSB officials have identified 50-year-old Lazarus Sommers and his 56-year-old wife, Maryann Sommers. The couple was from Millersburg, Ohio.

The couple was killed Friday afternoon after a small plane that took off from the Akron Fulton International Airport crashed in West Virginia.

The plane, a Piper PA-32, crashed about 22 miles southeast of Charleston in eastern Kanawha County at around 4 p.m., the FAA reports.

Two people were on board on the plane which was headed to Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport in South Carolina, according to the FAA.

WCHS in Charleston reports that crews found the plane at around 7 p.m. after witnesses reported that they spotted the plane going down. 

WCHS , WSAZ and the Charleston Gazette also reported that two people died.

An FAA spokesperson said that crews returned to the scene of the deadly crash at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to continue the investigation. 

The National Transportation Safety Board "NTSB" said a press conference will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in West Virginia.

Newsnet5.com will continue to update this story with more details as they become available.

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