MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) Authorities said two people have died in the crash of a small plane at an airport in Mount Pleasant.

Charlene Gunnells of the Charleston County Aviation Authority said the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport east of Charleston.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen in Atlanta said the single-engine Cessna 150 was taking off at the time of the accident. The plane crashed about 200 yards from the end of the runway in a swampy area.

Bergen said the FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause.

Two dead in small plane crash in Mount Pleasant