Orlando Aviation Accident Lawyer
A couple from Melbourne has died from injuries suffered in a plane crash on the afternoon of July 23. Accident investigators say the couple and a 20-year-old passenger were flying in a Cirrus single-engine aircraft owned by the pilot and his wife. The plane went down in an undeveloped region of southwestern Palm Bay known as the “The Compound.” The 65-year-old pilot and his 50-year-old wife were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne after the 12:30 p.m. crash but died from their injuries some hours later.
Officials are still investigating the crash of a small aircraft that killed both people aboard the airplane, killed three people on the ground, destroyed two homes and damaged another in Sanford. One of the victims on the plane was the husband of the Vice President of NASCAR, and the pilot was a prominent Ormond Beach plastic surgeon. Accident investigators say the Cessna 310 went down around 8:40 a.m. striking one home, causing the home next door to catch fire and damaging a third home. Both homes struck by the aircraft were destroyed in the crash, and three of the victims, two of them children, were occupants of the homes.