EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – A weekend plane crash near Seattle killed two students from a special school for teenagers interested in careers in the aviation industry, school officials said.

A third person also died in the crash, authorities said. Officials did not release the names of the victims or say who was at the controls.

“Everyone affiliated with the high school is devastated by this and we are grieving with the families,” said Catherine Carbone-Rogers, spokeswoman for the Highline School District. “We will try to support them and the students of Aviation High School as they deal with this loss.”

The small, single-engine plane crashed Saturday morning near Paine Field airport.

Witnesses said the plane took off quickly after an apparent attempted landing, hit trees and crashed in flames.

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