LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) - Suwannee County authorities say one person died and another person was critically injured in a small plane crash.
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ron Colvin says the experimental aircraft clipped a tree Tuesday afternoon while approaching a pasture, causing it to burst into flames.
It was not clear if the pilot was trying to land.
Authorities identified the pilot as 68-year-old Jimmy Burkholder, who survived but was taken to the hospital with burns and other injuries. His passenger, 58-year-old Linda Sturtevant, was killed in the crash.
The plane took off from the Little River Airpark south of Live Oak where Burkholder lives.
No further information has been released.