Cause of fatal Dutchess Co. plane crash still unknown

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a plane piloted by a flight instructor to go down and burst into flames in Wappinger, leaving two people dead.

Dutchess County police today identified the two victims in the plane crash as 23-year-old Matthew Smith, of Brewster, and 60-year-old William Kluz, of Poughkeepsie, the plane's pilot.

National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration investigators today collected engine parts and loaded the 1975 Cessna 172 single-engine plane on a flatbed truck to be taken to Dutchess County Airport as part of their probe into the crash.

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