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3 Killed In Plane Crash Near Vero Beach, Florida [Video]

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Authorities say three people were killed Thursday in a plane crash near Vero Beach, Florida.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the aircraft, a Cessna 310, took off from Okeechobee on Thursday afternoon and was heading to Bartow when the FAA lost contact with it near Fort Pierce at 4:35pm.

Rescue units reportedly searched for the plane Thursday, but had to suspend the search later in the evening because the “weather was too bad,” according to St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Mark Weinberg.

Friday morning, the crash site was discovered about 20 miles west of Vero Beach in the Fort Drum Conservation Area, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Due to the marshy conditions of the crash site, rescue officials were unable to reach the plane by ground. Instead, paramedics boarded a United States Coast Guard helicopter and were lowered into the marsh to remove the three victims Friday.

NTSB officials said a preliminary cause for the crash would not be available until the end of the month. At the time of crash, the victims were not immediately identified.

WPTV News has more on the tragic Indian River County plane crash in the video below:

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11 Responses to “3 Killed In Plane Crash Near Vero Beach, Florida [Video]”

  1. Ken Breaux

    So tragic. My heart goes out the the families. I urge congress and the president to ban small aircraft from flying to avoid something like this from ever happening again.

  2. Wayne Wintermute

    Ken you are truly an idiot and a large part of the problem that is very apparent in our society today!Take your government control attitude to a socialistic country who will appreciate someone like you whodoesn't mind the government thinking for you!

  3. Daniel Moncier

    Coach Cody will be missed and his brother Kit. He was there through all my trial and tribulations. Hard to swallow right now.

  4. Greg Terry

    Wayne….I think you missed the sarcasm in Kens Statement….I believe that the first part of his statement was heartfelt, and the rest was, well, just awesome!! ha ha ha ChiveOn Ken!

  5. Roger Streng

    Indeed all small aircraft are dangerous and should be immediately banned from the skies. All small air craft should be turned in for a $150 airplane buyback program. After all its for the children. Who can argue with that? right?