WILLIAMSON, Ga. -- Officials have confirmed a plane crash in middle Georgia has caused two deaths.

The crash happened about a quarter mile off of the runway at Peach State Airport in Williamson, Ga. around 7 p.m.

That's where, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, an experimental Curtiss JN4 crashed on departure.

The craft is described as a World War I-era biplane by the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are both on the scene investigating.

Pike County Coroner Terrell Moody confirmed the deaths to 11Alive late Thursday and that their bodies were being taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner's Office in DeKalb County for positive identification.

As such, the names of the victims have not been officially released.