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Update: Airplane Crashes in Ocala, Leaving Two Passengers Dead and One Driver Wounded

Plane crashes in Ocala near Heathbrooke Marketplace. Photo: Danielle Prieur


A small aircraft crashed after taking off from Ocala International Airport today on a maintenance flight. 

Corie Byrd of the Ocala Police Department says the two passengers were killed- and the driver of an SUV hit by the plane was wounded.

“We also have the driver of an SUV on the roadway with trauma alerted to an area hospital. We do know they are in stable condition and are expected to remain that way.”

Byrd recommends drivers avoid the area of SW College Road/SR 200 between 60th Ave and 43rd St as it will be shut down.

Byrd said the plane did not send any emergency signals but had drifted off its prescribed path. She says the shops and restaurants around Heathbrook Marketplace are still open.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


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About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the ... Read Full Bio »

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