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Plane crash-lands on Florida beach, killing father; daughter critically injured

Published on Jul 28, 2014 9:25 AM
 
First responders respond at the scene of a single engine Piper Cherokee plane crash in this photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida on July 27, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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