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Investigation continues into deadly Oklahoma plane crash

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Five people died when their small plane crashed in a field near Ponca City, Oklahoma, on August 4, 2018. (KFOR) Five people died when their small plane crashed in a field near Ponca City, Oklahoma, on August 4, 2018. (KFOR)

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) -- For the second day, federal investigators are combing through the wreckage of a small aircraft that crashed over the weekend in northern Oklahoma, killing all five people on board.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says NTSB investigators will wrap up the on-scene portion of their investigation on Monday. Investigators have been at the site of the crash about 90 miles north of Oklahoma City since Sunday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the plane, an Extra EA-400 corporate aircraft, was northbound from Ponca City's airport when it lost altitude and crashed about 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say the aircraft burst into flames and five people on board were killed. They have not been identified.

The victims' bodies were sent to the Oklahoma medical examiner's office for identification.

In the Facebook post, the Independence (Kansas) Rural Fire Department stated Sycamore firefighter Nicholas Warner and his two sons, his dad, and family friend died in the crash.

With immense sadness we have lost one of our own from our Montgomery County Rural Fire family. Earlier today Sycamore Firefighter Nicholas Warner, 2 of his sons, his dad Bill, and friend Tim Valentine passed away in an aircraft accident outside of Ponca City Oklahoma.

Our deepest Sympathies go to Brenda, Kaylee, Lisa, Jessica and their entire families and dear friends.

We will post service details when they become available.

KAKE contributed to this story.

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