Four dead in Florida plane crash; flight left from Toledo Express Airport
Four people have been killed after a plane crash in a remote area of the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Base spokeswoman Jasmine Porterfield says it crashed in a densely wooded area.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Beechcraft B-60 aircraft was on approach to Runway 14 at Destin Executive Airport at around 11 a.m. Thursday. Flight records show the flight left from Toledo Express Airport.
Authorities say the pilot, Henry Nowakowski and passengers Patsy Nowakowski, Carolyn Nowakowski and Tom Seine all died in the crash. Their family was waiting for them to land at Destin Executive Airport.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff released this statement following the crash:
"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family of the four individuals lost in today's plane crash on Eglin Range property. The victims have been identified as pilot Henry Nowakowski and his wife Patsy, along with his sister Carolyn and her husband, Tom Seine. The FAA will investigate the cause of the accident."
The plane is registered to Henry Leasing Company in Ottawa Lake, Michigan.
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