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December 12, 2015

Two men killed in plane crash after leaving upscale Pennsylvania resort

Third victim transported to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Investigation Plane Crash
121215_Nemacolin Contributed Art/Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Lodge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania.

Investigators have released the names of two men killed Friday in a small plane crash that occurred shortly after take-off from an upscale resort in Western Pennsylvania.

According to the Fayette County coroner's office, the victims have been identified as Terry Carlson, 68, and Jason Williams, 26, both of Maryland, according to ABC News.

Carlson and Williams were joined by a third passenger when they left the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, located about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Their Beechcraft crashed around 2:15 p.m. Friday in a wooded area about a half a mile from the resort, which includes an airfield with a 3,800-foot runway considered suitable for small planes.

The third man, identified as Erick Carlson, was critically injured in the crash and transported to the trauma and burn center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The victims were identified as employees of Reston, Virginia-based Capital Edge Consulting, a company that advises contractors of government agencies.

Two witnesses of the crash have agreed to come forward to be interviewed by an investigator at the scene, according to federal authorities.

On Saturday, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board performed an initial examination of the aircraft and the engine. A spokesperson for the NTSB said the remains of the aircraft will be taken to a secure location for further inspection and a review of weather, maintenance records and the records of the pilots.