Plane crash-lands on Florida beach, killing father; daughter critically injured
Published on Jul 28, 2014 9:25 AM
MIAMI (AFP) - A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday.
The mid-afternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The deceased father was walking along the Gulf Coast beach with his daughter, said to be 10 years old, when the plane crash-landed, Rose said.
The girl was transported to a children's hospital in St. Petersburg "and is believed to be in critical condition," she added.
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