Posted on November 11th, 2010 in Travel by lalate
PALM BEACH (LALATE) – A Palm Beach plane crash tonight, a Piper PA-44, has killed three. The Palm Beach plane crash (photo below) happened at Palm Beach International Airport Thursday evening, 6 pm local time.
FAA and Palm Beach airport officials have not released a passenger list. Three persons are dead, one person is injured. No details about the individuals or plane route have been released. The plane had just taken off Thursday night when FAA officials confirm it caught fire.
The sole survivor was airlifted by helicopter to a local area hospital. That person’s condition has yet to be updated; injuries are said to be serious.
The plane was owned by FIT Aviation LLC, a flight school. FAA officials have yet to confirm if this was a training flight. FIT has not yet released a statement.
The plane reportedly burst into flames upon impact. “The aircraft was fully engulfed in fire when we got there,” said Deputy Chief Steve Delai of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue in a news statement tonight.
Airport spokeswoman Casandra Davis says Palm Beach International Airport is back open this evening. Click HERE for a image of the crash site tonight.
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