(CNN) -- A small plane crashed in dense woods in southeastern Louisiana early Saturday, killing all three people aboard, a spokesman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Aviation officials were trying to determine the cause of the crash, which killed two adults and a teenager.
Chief Criminal Deputy Jason Ard said the trio, apparently parents and their son, had been identified but their names weren't being released because there were more relatives to notify.
A resident in the Albany area phoned the sheriff's office shortly before midnight to report hearing a crash and that was followed by other calls, Ard said.
Controllers at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport told deputies that they were communicating with the pilot before losing contact. It was difficult to reach the crash site because of the woods, Ard said.