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Plane Crash in Marion County Results in Pilot’s Death

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 4, 2019

Authorities with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are working to ascertain the causes behind a fatal aviation accident that took place inside the town of Anthony, at the Jumbolair Airport, that involved one of the planes housed there. What we know at this time is that at least one person is dead as the result of some sort of malfunction or navigational error, and that this person died after the plain in which they were traveling crashed close to the runway.

Most of the facts that relate to this incident are as of yet not confirmed or simply unknown. It is clear that the accident happened on Saturday, February 2nd, although many of the initial reports failed to state at what time the accident actually happened. The name of the deceased was released in the early reports, which suggests that the person was identified, their family notified, and permission given to include their name in the facts surrounding the crash.

As for what remains unknown, this includes important factors such as whether or not the 56-year-old pilot of the plane was the only person aboard or if there were passengers who also suffered injury or death as a result of the crash. The report did state that the crash happened close to the runway, but it failed to indicate whether or not the plain was coming in for a landing or if it was taking off at the time of the crash. It is also not known if the weather in the area was inclement at the time of the crash, a factor which would alter considerably the focus of the investigation.

While the fatal crash is being investigated, many of these questions will remain unanswered. Authorities are believed to be working as quickly as possible in order to offer some sort of closure to the family and friends of the deceased, but, as is the case in any fatality investigation, there is likely a lot of material to sift through and consider before the people in charge of the case are able to offer definitive answers to anyone.

As more information on the plane crash and death becomes available it will be presented to the public by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


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