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Father & daughter killed in plane crash at Cullman Regional Airport

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VINEMONT, Ala. (WBMA) -- A man and his 10-year-old daughter died in a small plane crash Sunday in Cullman County.

Cullman County Coroner says the victims are 40-year-old Tyler Wesley Walker and his 10-year-old daughter Brooklyn Walker from Vinemont.

Cullman Regional Airport General Manager Ben Harrison says the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. at the Cullman Regional Airport.

In a news conference Harrison said "It's a sad day for the flying community."

In a statement the FAA said, "A Vans RV-6 crashed off the end of Runway 2 during departure from Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field."

Harrison said the FAA and NTSB are handling the investigation, which is standard procedure.

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Those federal agencies are expected to hold another news conference at noon on Monday, Jan. 6.

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