Plane crash kills 3 in Bay County, Florida, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Three people were killed Sunday morning when a small plane crashed on a rural road in northern Bay County.

A witness reported the crash happened about 9:25 a.m. on Longleaf Road, just southeast of the U.S. 231/County 167 intersection near the Bay-Jackson-Calhoun County lines, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. The plane caught fire when it crashed, and the Bay County Fire Department and the Florida Division of Forestry still are working to contain the fire as of 12:15 p.m.

Authorities said three passengers in the plane were killed, and the pilot was taken to a local hospital in extremely critical condition, according to the BCSO news release, and currently is being transported to a burn center.

Names of those on board the plane are not being released at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the scene to investigate what caused the crash.

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