Two dead in Williamsburg County plane crash Wednesday, officials say


UPDATE: The two men killed in this crash have been identified.

Two people have died after the small plane they were aboard crashed in rural Williamsburg County on Wednesday, officials say.

According to the FAA, the Cessna 401B aircraft crashed near Greeleyville at around 6 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office says the crash is nearer to the Gourdin community near the town of Lane, a few miles north of the Berkeley County-Williamsburg County line.

Alex Edwards, public information officer for the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, says the plane went down in a swampy area off S.C. Hwy. 375., and the two people aboard have died.

Their names have not been released yet.

We're told the victims bodies will be taken to MUSC for an autopsy.

Edwards says crews from the sheriff’s office and Williamsburg County Fire-Rescue are on the scene, and first responders are trying to maneuver through heavily wooded areas to the crash site.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the crash.

Stay with ABC News 4 as we update this developing story.

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