MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Two people died Monday in an airplane crash in Lake Weir in Marion County, deputies said.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. near SE 115th Avenue in Ocklawaha.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Joseph Hutton, 64, and Scott Bingham, 72.
Deputies said deputies were called to Carney Island Park in reference to the plane crash.
According to sheriff’s officials, witnesses pulled Hutton, the pilot, from the water after they saw him jump from the falling plane. Hutton was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.
Divers later located Bingham dead inside the wreckage, officials said.
Marion County sheriff’s detectives will conduct a death investigation and officials with the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.