Civilian plane crashes at Fla. air base, 2 dead

By the Associated Press | June 23, 2011 | 10:59 AM EDT

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say a civilian pilot and passenger died when their Aero Club Beech plane crashed near a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

An Air Force safety board will investigate the Thursday crash in the Panhandle region in northwest Florida.

The names of the victims have not been released. No further details were immediately available.