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Plane headed to Key West for holiday crashes, killing 5

Plane headed to Key West for holiday crashes, killing 5

The private plane was heading east into heavy fog when it took off, according to the sheriff's office. Authorities have not announced how many people were on the plane.

Judd described Shannon as an accomplished pilot and said it was unclear what caused the crash. Authorities say they do not know why the plane went down. "It is a worse tragedy on Christmas Eve", Judd said. Shannon-Worthington and her husband arrived in Florida Saturday from Baltimore.

Victoria's Husband: Peter Worthington Jr., 27, a third year law student at the University of Maryland.

After reviewing video of the crash, Judd said no one should have been taking off in that weather. His other daughter, 24-year-old Olivia Shannon, and a family friend, 32-year-old Krista Clayton, also died immediately on impact, the sheriff's office said.

Polk County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Tina Mann said in a statement that a total of four fatalities had been confirmed in the crash Sunday morning at Bartow Municipal Airport.

'We are providing all of our resources to assist them with anything they need to help them get through this horrific tragedy'.

Several people killed in plane crash at Bartow Airbase, Polk County deputies say

Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and firefighters with Polk County Fire Rescue have responded to the scene.

Polk county Sheriff Grady said in a press conference that Shannon filed a flight plan this morning to fly to Key West to celebrate Christmas.

Bartow is about 50 miles southwest of Orlando.

No further information was immediately released.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.


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