Married couple killed in Palatka plane crash, authorities say

Married couple killed in Palatka plane crash, authorities say

A Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport employee tells me this is a picture of David and Kimberly Niblett, victims in the Palatka airplane crash.

Married couple David and Kimberly Niblett from Alachua County died in a plane crash at a Palatka airport Thursday night.

The crash happened at Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport located at 4015 Reid Street.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the plane was a single-engine aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was attempting to take off when it crashed in the grass on the left side of Runway 17.

According to a FHP report, a man and woman died on scene.

Airport authorities told Action News Jax the victims were a married couple in their mid-40s and who flew in from Gainesville. They said the couple stopped for fuel and took off immediately before crashing upon takeoff.

There have been four other plane incidents near this airport already this year.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Thursday, July 26, 2018