Florida Keys Plane Crash Injures Four

Piper PA-32 crashes in Florida KeysThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating a plane crash in the Florida Keys. A Piper PA-32 single-engine plane was taking off from Marathon Airport when it was caught in a strong gust of wind and blown into a nearby tree line. All four people onboard were injured. Two of the passengers and the pilot were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was treated by emergency personnel at the scene of the crash.

Marathon Airport was temporarily closed as emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was notified because the crashed plane had leaked almost 90 gallons of fuel. FAA officials said the Piper PA-32 is registered to All Pro Auto Parts, Inc. of Auburndale, Florida. According to the NTSB, the Piper PA-32 had struck multiple trees with its wings in Swainsboro, Georgia in early 2012. NTSB officials said the 2012 crash was caused by pilot error.

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