Plane crash catches fire and kills 2 near Ocala, Florida, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Two people are dead after their single-engine plane crashed and caught fire in north Florida.
Authorities say Dauphin Richard and Merry Womack, both 78, died when their Beech BE35 went down this morning in Weirsdale, a small community near Ocala in Marion County.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Richard Womack was a retired FedEx pilot and flight engineer for the U.S. Air Force.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane took off from a grass airstrip near Ocala at 9:40 a.m. and crashed shortly thereafter.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
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