Identity of plane crash victims still unknown

- The FAA and NTSB are working to identify the two victims of a plane crash on Davis Islands Friday.

A twin-engine Cessna six-seater crashed at 11:30 a.m., killing both onboard.

"It shook my windows and my house, and my doors, and I could feel the earth shaking," one neighbor said.

Firefighters say the fire was so intense the pilot and passenger could not be identified right away.

"It absolutely hurts. It's sad. Especially being so close to home," said neighbor Chris Philips.

Investigators said the crash happened during takeoff, but other details about what went wrong were scarce. They did not rule out the possibility of a second plane being involved, but did not elaborate.

"We do not know how the plane came to be where it is, that is all part of the investigation," said Mark Bogush of Tampa Fire Rescue. "As all of you folks have heard stories, that's all we have heard at this time."

The plane is registered to a non-profit in South Tampa, but representatives at the organization did not want to say anything - other than they were cooperating.

It was headed for Pensacola.

The airport remains closed.

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