Two men are dead after a small plane crash near a home in Minnesota

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash near a home in Minnesota, killing both people on board.

The accident happened Saturday morning in Afton, Minnesota just before 10 a.m. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it received several calls reporting what sounded like an explosion.

First responders found the plane on fire after crashing in the yard of a home, near the attached garage, the sheriff’s office said. After the fire was extinguished, the bodies of 85-year-old Pat Moore from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and his friend, a 68-year-old man from Baytown Township, Minnesota, were found.

Pat Moore and his friend had flown from Lake Elmo airport at around 9:30 a.m. They planned on going to Granite Falls, Minnesota to visit an aviation museum.

The plane was a 1961 model single-engine, two seater. Moore had been flying since 1958.

No one on the ground was hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.