SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Authorities say a small plane headed for Hyannis crashed Wednesday morning in a rural part of southern New Jersey, killing two people.

The Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron aircraft went down in Springfield Township, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane was scheduled to land at Barnstable Municipal Airport, according to the flight tracking website, flightaware.com.

The names of the two people killed were not immediately released. It’s believed they were the only people aboard the plane.

The FAA Registry lists Robert Winner of Marlton, New Jersey, as the plane's owner. A woman who picked up a call to a number listed for Winner declined to comment.

The plane had taken off around 9 a.m. from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton, about 10 miles southwest of the crash scene.

The National Transportation Safety Board has assigned an investigator, who was headed to the crash scene, agency spokesman Peter Knudson said Wednesday.

Garrett Andrew Rodriguez-Maribona, who was at the scene shortly after the crash occurred, told The Associated Press that he and another man tried to see if there were any survivors but soon realized there were none.