Husband, wife killed in plane crash in Polk County

Plane occupants died, residents uninjured

Bartow Plane Crash
Bartow Plane Crash (Polk County Fire Rescue)

BARTOW, Fla. – A husband and wife were killed in a plane crash in Polk County on Thursday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said around 11:30 a.m. a single-engine fixed-wing land-based plane was heading south toward Bartow Airport when it crashed into a neighborhood three-fourths of a mile from the airport.

Investigators said there were no unusual or warning communications from the airplane.

Deputies said the plane landed in the front driveway of the home on the 4600 block of Weston Road in Bartow.

Bonnie Powell, 73, of Port Orange and Dennis Powell, 76, of Port Orange were killed in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating the crash.

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