Small plane crashes on Florida beach, 1 dead, 1 injured

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Authorities say a father and daughter seriously while walking on the sand when a small crash landed along Florida’s Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.

Wendy Rose, community affairs for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, said the pilot and one passenger weren’t hurt when the Piper Cherokee landed Sunday afternoon. She said investigators, originally thought one person aboard, later determined the had occupants.

[eap_ad_1] Rose’s statement the girl airlifted to a hospital and is believed to be critical condition. She said the Venice airport originally alerted the sheriff’s office to a pilot distress, adding the was unable to return to the airport.

and Safety Board investigators have headed to the site.