Photos: Florida couple killed in Palatka plane 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.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the plane was a single-engine aircraft.
#BREAKING: A Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport employee tells me this is a picture of David and Kimberly Niblett, victims in the Palatka airplane crash. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/qbfcp45pjD— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) July 27, 2018
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.
Just spoke with @NTSB rep on-scene. He’s just now getting down to the plane to investigate. Says he’ll provide an update at noon or 1 p.m. @WOKVNews @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/qQovBeBYBk— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) July 27, 2018
Key Larkin Airport: Plane Crash resulting in fatality. Single engine aircraft crashes on takeoff. Troopers en route. pic.twitter.com/rZEd8e4Qmj— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) July 27, 2018
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