Florida small plane crash, just 400 yards away from shore


Florida small plane crash, just 400 yards away from shore.

Five people were killed when a plane crashed into a lake about 400 yards from shore in southeastern Florida on Friday, authorities said.

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The twin-engine Piper aircraft crashed into Lake Okeechobee about 3:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The small plane departed from Tampa International Airport and was headed to Pahokee, a city on the southern shore of the lake.

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that five bodies had been recovered.

Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in Florida, is about 35 miles long with a shoreline of 135 miles. It is about an hour inland from West Palm Beach.

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The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the crash along with the FAA.


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