One person was killed and a second was seriously injured in the crash of a small plane Monday evening in upper Montgomery County, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. northwest of Davis Airport, a small aviation facility in the Laytonsville area of the county.

The body of the person who was killed remained last night in the wreckage of the single -engine Beechcraft airplane, said Scott Graham, an assistant chief in the county fire and rescue department.

The second occupant was extricated and taken to a hospital.

Graham said he understood that the Federal Aviation Administration would investigate.

The wreckage was found amid trees and brush about 40 yards from Pocahontas Drive near Hawkins Creamery Road.

The site is a few hundred yards northwest of the airport landing strip, which runs northeast and southwest.

No details about the identities of the two occupants of the airplane were available immediately.

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