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4 people die in small plane crash in Santa Clarita

A Cirrus SR22 plane (left) and a P-51D Mustang plane are seen in the Meiermotors company workshop in Eschbach, Germany on July 9, 2013.
A Cirrus SR22 plane (left) and a P-51D Mustang plane are seen in the Meiermotors company workshop in Eschbach, Germany on July 9, 2013.
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Four people were killed Sunday morning when a small private plane crashed in the Canyon Country area of Santa Clarita.

The victims have been identified as Tom Hastings, 65; his daughter Amber Hill, 27; her husband Jacob Hill, 25; and Amber's daughter Madison Hastings-Saxelby, 9, according to Jake Hastings, Amber's brother, who spoke with our media partner NBC4.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the plane crashed just before 11 a.m. in the 30,000 block of Briggs Road, in a remote area near Agua Dulce.

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Agua Dulce is in the Sierra Pelona Mountains about 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

LA County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron describes what first-responders saw:
 
"When our units got on scene, we did see a plane down with initially three DOA. They started CPR on the fourth victim, which was pronounced on scene," he told KPCC.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the aircraft was manufactured by Cirrus but he did not immediately have additional details about the crash.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

This story has been updated.