• Two dead in fatal plane crash in St. Johns River in Putnam County

    By: Action News Jax


    Two people are dead following a fatal plane crash on Tuesday night in Crescent City according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

    A FHP report stated the Kodiak 100 aircraft took off from Mt. Royal Airport, before crashing into the St. Johns River.  

    Investigators are working to find out the cause of the crash.

    The two occupants of the plane were pronounced deceased at the scene. 

    The pilot of the plane was identified as Michael Martin of Georgetown, and the passenger, Patrick Magie, 56, was from Cordova, AK. 

    The plane was registered to Pegasus of Montana LLC out of West Virginia.

    Multiple law enforcement agencies including fire and rescue were called to the scene.

    Putnam County Sheriff's Office said it was a 10 passenger plane. 

    PCSO said the wreckage is in 10 feet of water and there is a large debris field.

    Col. Joseph Wells with PCSO said they were able to retrieve a tail number from the plane and believe it is privately owned.

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    Video of plane in St. Johns River below:


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