UPDATE: Three Victims, Pilot from Small Plane Crash Identified


FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say three people killed and a pilot injured when their small plane crashed on a rural Florida Panhandle road were all relatives.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Sunday's crash near Fountain as Kathleen Shultz, Nancy Moore and Nicholas Hoang. Authorities said pilot Patrick Shultz was taken to a burn unit.
Their hometowns were not released.

Maj. Tommy Ford says a bystander pulled Shultz from the wreckage. The bystander is a Jackson County first responder who also is related to the people who were on the plane.

Authorities say the Piper PA 28 crashed shortly after taking off from a small grass airstrip. Florida Forest Service crews had to use bulldozers to clear a path to the remote crash site for investigators.

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FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say three people are dead after a small plane crashed on a rural road in Florida's Panhandle.

Reports say that the plane caught fire when it crashed Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office says the pilot was taken to a hospital in "extremely critical condition" and three passengers in the plane died. The names of the victims have not been released.

A message left for a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman was not immediately returned Sunday.


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