Authorities tell [Fox 5 News] that two people died in the crash of a small experimental aircraft Sunday in Carroll County.
FOX 5 has learned that the victims are believed to be members of a prominent family from the Carroll County area. However, investigators have not publicly confirmed the identities of the victims.
The crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday in a rural area near the Oak Mountain Academy.
The aircraft caught fire after it crashed in a wooded area, according to authorities. The fire made search efforts difficult, and it took several hours for searchers to locate the second victim of the crash.
Investigators describe the experimental aircraft as a two-seat Steen Skybolt.
The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the crash.
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