Pilot killed in Port St. Lucie plane crash

Kit plane crashes near airport entrance

Published On: Apr 15 2013 07:05:04 AM EDT

The pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near the Treasure Coast Airpark.

Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of the crash Sunday at 9 a.m.

Authorities say a single-seat, single-engine aircraft built from a kit crashed nose down near the entrance of the private Port St. Lucie airport.

The pilot, 62-year-old John Schoonover, of Davie, was killed on impact.