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PENNSYLVANIA — A pilot was killed when a small plane that’s part of the Long Island-based GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in eastern Pennsylvania.

The crash at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport occurred around 12:35 p.m., authorities said. The pilot, whose name was not released, was the only person on board, according to Jacob Schmitt, a supervisor at Luzerne County 911.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The T-6 Texan plane was part of the GEICO Skytypers team scheduled to perform at the Great Pocono Raceway Airport on Saturday.

The squadron is made up of six World War II-era aircraft.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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