The twin-engine plane went down in a field in Springfield on Wednesday

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The two men killed when a small plane crashed into a field in Burlington County on Wednesday morning have been identified by authorities.

The plane’s owner, Robert Winner, 69 of the Marlton section of Evesham, and co-pilot Timothy Scannevin, 71, of Southampton, died when the twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron went down in Springfield.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene minutes after the crash was reported at 9:48 a.m. on the 1100 block of Smithville Jacksonville Road. No one else was aboard the plane and no one on the ground was injured.

A firefighter from the Jacksonville fire company in Springfield said the plane went across two fields and into the woods.

The plane took off from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton bound for Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Massachusetts, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. It was the only plane reported to be flying that route around the time of the crash.

The aircraft reached 1,300 feet before descending a short time after takeoff, according to flight data.

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release more information about the crash on Thursday.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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