News-Journal/ DAVID TUCKER

Published: Jun 11, 2014 6:05 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say initial reports show engine failure may have caused a small plane crash that killed a flight instructor and student who'd just taken off from Daytona Beach International Airport.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports recordings revealed that the instructor's transmission was cutoff in mid-sentence Monday night as she was telling air traffic controllers she was turning back toward the airport.
The Cessna 172S crashed into flames shortly after taking off from Runway 7 around 10 p.m.
The newspaper reports the plane was manufactured this year and its certification was issued just three days before the crash.
Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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