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      ATHENS, GA  (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine airplane crashed shortly after taking off from Athens-Ben Epps Airport, killing two people aboard. Athens-Clarke firefighters and police were investigating the crash in the backyard of a home near the Athens Perimeter.

 Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, says the crash took place about a mile from the airport.

A witness told the Athens Banner-Herald he saw two planes taking off and one appeared to be too low.

 Bergen said the plane was a Fuji LM-1, built in 1957.

 She described the plane as an exhibition aircraft such as would be seen in airshows.

The identities of those aboard have not been released. According to the FAA Web site, the aircraft is registered to David. S. Garber of Athens.

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