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One person has died and another suffered life-threatening injuries in a small plane crash near Montgomery County's Davis Airport, according to the Montgomery County Police department's Twitter feed.

Officials are identifying the person who was killed as Frank Schmidt, a flight instructor and fixture at the airport. Schmidt was piloting the plane when it went down Monday evening, NBC Washington reports.

The crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. Monday at Davis Airport, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham. A second person was flown to a trauma center with life threatening injuries, Graham said. 

Fire crews responded to the scene at the 23600 block of Pocahontas Dr. in Laytonsville, Md.

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