Residents of central Indiana among 6 dead in Virginia plane crash

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Six people died Friday when a small private aircraft crashed at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia, according to state police. Four central Indiana residents were among the victims.

Police have identified the victims as Robert D Ross, 73, of Louisville, KY, Lisa K Borinstein, 52, of Shelbyville, Luke J Borinstein, 19, of Shelbyville, Emma R Borinstein, 15, of Shelbyville, and Maren Timmermann, 15, from Berlin, Germany. The pilot has been identified as William C Hamerstadt, 64, of Carmel.

The plane was attempting to land, but pulled back up at the end of the runway.

"It attempted to abort the landing and take off again," Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police told reporters. "It then went off the south end of the runway and then landed in the tree line."

When the plane struck the trees, it immediately caught fire, officials said.

Rescue workers recovered all six bodies from the burned wreckage.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and five rescue and fire crews were on the scene.

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