Three people are reportedly confirmed dead following a small plane crash in central Florida, according to a Feb. 15 Associated Press release.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that the Cessna 310 plane took off from Okeechobee on Thursday afternoon and was heading to Bartow when the FAA lost contact with it near Fort Pierce.
Authorities subsequently discovered the crash site in a marsh area Friday morning about 20 miles west of Vero Beach. The bodies of the three victims were removed by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, which carried paramedics to the crash site.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. At the time of crash, the victims were not immediately identified.
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