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2 Killed in Bucks County Plane Crash Identified

The small plane crashed and caught fire Thursday on Morgan and Victoria lanes in Bucks County

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Two people who were killed in a small plane crash Thursday have been identified.

Alfred George Piranian, 74, from Chalfont, and Brian Filippini, 55, from Philadelphia were both killed in the crash, the Bucks County coroner said. Fillippini was listed in FAA records as the registered owner.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. on Morgan and Victoria lanes in Hilltown Township.

At least one person died after a small plane crashed in Hilltown Township. Ring video obtained by NBC10 shows the crash.

Filippini is the president and one of the founding partners of executive search firm Concord Management Group International, with locations in Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia.

Brian Fillippini

Piranian has been identified by multiple news organizations as a flight instructor.

The crash boomed throughout a residential neighborhood, and debris hit several houses. A propeller from the plane also flew into one home.

No one in the neighborhood was injured during the crash and explosion. Hilltown Township Police Chief Christopher Engelhart told NBC10 the pilot was a hero for getting the plane to an intersection and away from houses during the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and local police are still investigating the crash.

Correction: Police have corrected the spelling of Brian Filippini's last name. This story has been updated.

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