ROCHESTER, Wash. – A small, home-built plane crashed in a wooded area in Thurston County Friday morning, killing both men on board, according to fire officials.

The plane was reported to go down in the hills above the South Sound Speedway in Rochester. Firefighters later said they found the small plane in the trees.

Officials said two men in their 20s died in the crash, which involved an experimental single engine HXA Beelzubub Airplane with an open cockpit.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the crash.

The victims’ names have not been released.

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