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Authorities say two people are dead after their small plane crashed as they filmed a zombie movie in north Florida.

Marion County Sheriff's officials say the plane went down around 8 p.m. Sunday in Summerfield, near Ocala.

The sheriff's office has not released the names of the victims. They say the passenger was filming the pilot during the flight for a scene involving an airplane in a low budget zombie movie being shot in Summerfield.

Witnesses told deputies the plane banked a turn over the filming site, then the plane's engine stalled before it went down nose first, the sheriff's office reported.

A photo released by the sheriff's office showed the badly damaged plane on a grassy area shortly after it went down.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

Two people were killed when their small plane went down as they filmed a zombie movie in Summerfield, Florida.Marion County Sheriff via NBC Miami