by WSYX staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Two people died after a plane crashed in Madison County Tuesday evening, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The plane crashed at the Madison County Airport near London at around 6:30 p.m. The pilot and copilot both died. No other injuries have been reported.

Highway patrol identified the left-seat occupant as Athar Mohammad Ashraf, 43, of Columbus, Ohio. The right-seat occupant’s identity has not been released as authorities are notifying the next-of-kin.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the crash.

Federal officials with the FAA confirmed the plane was a single-engine Cessna 172.

Troopers said the plane crashed near the approach end of runway 27. It was upside down when first responders arrived.

The airport is closed.