[Updated at 1:35 p.m.] The small private plane crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday just north of the Roanoke Regional Airport in Virginia, spokeswoman Sherry Wallace told CNN.
It's believed that the plane was arriving at the airport when it reported to the control tower that it was having some trouble, Wallace said. The reasons for the plane's problems were not immediately known, she said.
Two people were believed to be on board the aircraft. A fire at the site of the crash has been put out, Wallace said, and crews continued to work the scene.
[Posted at 1:23 p.m.] A small private plane crashed outside of the Roanoke Regional Airport in Virginia, near a UPS facility, an airport spokeswoman said.
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