BREAKING: Liberal Mayor DEAD In Plane Crash- Here’s What We Know

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The former mayor of Newburyport, Massachusetts was killed when his small plane crashed into a building in Methuen, Mass., Tuesday afternoon, according to officials there.

The tail of the plane could be seen sticking out of the roof of the building. Methuen Mayor Stephen Zanni said no one was in the building was injured when the plane crashed into it shortly before 1:30 p.m., Fox25 reports.

Alan Lavender, 60, was later identified as the pilot killed in the crash.

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Methuen Mayor Stephen Zanni said no one in the building was injured when the plane crashed into it shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The Mayor also told FOX25 firefighters could see smoke coming from the hole in the building, but flames were not visible from the outside.

Everything is under control here, but it’s a very unfortunate situation,” Mayor Zanni said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane, a Sonex aircraft, was on “one-mile final approach” to the Lawrence Municipal Airport when it crashed just across the river at the apartment complex.

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The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause for the accident.

According to Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday, Lavender was once a mayor and a city councilor. He leaves behind a wife and adult children.

Eight people were in the building and were all evacuated. Residents told us several people in the building work from home and have several pets.

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There are 12 units in the building that are impacted. The Red Cross says they’ve assisted 16 individuals.

The company has a hotline setup for people who live in the building at 1-800-639-7309. 

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