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PLANE CRASH AT OKEECHOBEE AIRPORT

Update: Okeechobee Plane Crash

PLANE CRASH AT OKEECHOBEE AIRPORT

Okeechobee, Fl (treasurecoast)- According to the Okeechobee Sheriff a call was received at approximately 12:45 pm in reference to a plane crash. Okeechobee Deputy Richard Varnadore was first on scene.  He found the plane in flames. The two occupants were able to escape. Deputy Varnadore was able to rescue the pilot still in the burning plane.

The plane was a single engine Piper. It appears that the plane lost power and made a crash landing at the south side of the Okeechobee airport in the industrial park.

All three occupants were transported to Raulerson Hospital and subsequently airlifted to an area hospital, with unknown injuries.


This case will be investigated by the FAA and NTSB.


No further information to release at this time

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