FOUNTAIN (CBSMiami/AP) — Three people died after a small plane crashed in Florida’s panhandle on Sunday.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ruth Corley said the plane caused a fire when it crashed in the morning in a wooded area near Fountain.
In a statement, Corley said the pilot was taken to a hospital in “extremely critical condition” and three passengers in the plane died.
The names of the victims have not been released. Corley said the pilot will be taken to a burn center.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane was a Piper PA 28 aircraft with four persons on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
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