The Federal Aviation Administration says three people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field in central Ohio.

Ohio State Patrol Lt. Tony Bradshaw says the twin-engine aircraft crashed in Pickaway County near the town of Lockbourne after taking off from Rickenbacker Airport around 12 p.m. Monday.

FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the plane was headed to Mansfield.

Bradshaw says the aircraft was a 1956 Convair 580 owned by Air Tahoma.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Rickenbacker Airport, about 16 miles south of Columbus near the border of Franklin and Pickaway counties, serves as a cargo hub and has a charter passenger terminal.