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UPDATE: Police identify Louisville man among victims killed in plane crash in Virginia

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Virginia State Police say a Louisville man was among several people killed in a plane crash that happened Friday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

According to a release from Virginia State Police, 73-year-old Robert D. Ross of Louisville, who owned the plane, was one of six people killed in the crash.  

Authorities also say the other people who died were 64-year-old pilot William C. Hamerstadt, of Carmel, Indiana, 52-year-old Lisa K. Borenstein, of Shelbyville, Indiana, 19-year-old Luke J. Borenstein, of Shelbyville, Indiana, 15-year-old Emma R. Borenstein, of Shelbyville, Indiana and 15-year-old Maren Timmermann, of Berlin, Germany.

Virginia State Police say the plane left Louisville on Friday morning. According to officials, the plane stopped in Shelbyville, Indiana. The plane then continued toward its final destination of Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Authorities say the plane was a 1969 Beech 95-B55 twin-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Officials with Virginia State Police, the NTSB and FAA say the plane "touched down midway down the runway and then executed a "go-around." Officials say as the plane tried to turn and climb, the plane appears to have stalled as it went past railroad tracks at the end of the airport's property.

Police say the plane went left, crashed into some trees and caught fire.

The crash remains under investigation.

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