(KTXL) — Two people are dead after a plane crashed near Rio Vista on Thursday morning, according to the Rio Vista Police Department.

On Thursday afternoon, Solano County sheriffs were able to identify the occupants as 41-year-old Benjamin Shreve of Concord, California, and 33-year-old Jesse Buckner of Martinez California.

At around 11:46 a.m., police and fire officials responded to reports of a plane crash, east of the airport in a rural unincorporated area of Solano County.

Personnel noticed a plane circling in a “strange manner” and signaling to ground crews.

A small-engine plane was located and two occupants were pronounced dead.

The National Transportation Safety Board said that it was “investigating the crash of an Experimental Sky Bolt near Rio Vista.”