VIDEO: Small Plane Crashes In Heavy Fog In Central Florida, Kills Five People
By FOX 13 // December 25, 2017
crash happened at the end of a runway
ABOVE VIDEO: 5 people were killed, including family members, Sunday morning after a small plane crashed shorty after taking off from Bartow in heavy fog according to officials. (Fox 13 video)
BARTOW, FLORIDA (FOX 13) – 5 people were killed, including family members, Sunday morning after a small plane crashed shorty after taking off from Bartow in heavy fog, according to officials.
The crash happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the end of a runway at the airport.
According to Sheriff Grady Judd, the plane attempted to take off during very foggy conditions. It crashed and caught fire soon after taking off.
Sheriff Judd identified the pilot as 70-year-old John Shannon, an attorney from Lakeland.
Shannon’s passengers included his two daughters, his son-in-law and a family friend. They were identified as: 24-year-old Southeastern University student Olivia Shannon, 26-year-old Baltimore teacher Victoria Shannon Worthington, 27-year-old University of Maryland law student Peter Worthington Jr. and 32-year-old Lakeland teacher Krista Clayton.
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