Three Chesapeake men die in West Virginia plane crash

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LANSING, W.Va. (WAVY) — Federal investigators are probing a plane crash in Fayette County, West Virginia, that took the lives of three Chesapeake residents.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane went down after taking off from the Fayette Airport in Fayetteville at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

According to West Virginia State Police, the Beech C23 plane crashed behind a barn on Opossum Creek Road in Lansing. The crash site was about 50 miles south of Charleston.

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered three male victims inside the plane who had died.

Those victims have been identified as Nick Fletcher, 38, Michael Taphouse, 36 and Wesley Farley, 39. All three of the men are from Chesapeake.

Officials say that the FAA and NTSB have assumed control of the investigation.

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