Aircraft crash in Marion County kills 2, deputies say

Crash in remote location between Citra, Orange Springs

Both occupants of a small private aircraft are dead after the vehicle crashed late Saturday in a remote wooded area of Marion County, according to the sheriff’s office.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Both occupants of a small private aircraft are dead after the vehicle crashed late Saturday in a remote wooded area of Marion County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies joined Marion County Fire Rescue at the scene, located between Citra and Orange Springs, officials said in a statement; Marion detectives were still investigating the crash Sunday morning, aided to the hard-to-reach scene by the sheriff’s office’s Field Force.

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Deputies said the Federal Aviation Administration had been notified. The FAA soon after released the following statement of its preliminary findings:

The FAA stated it would release the aircraft registration number after it is verified by investigators at the scene.

The NTSB has begun its investigation and believes it will wrap up the on-scene portion of the investigation Monday, and says it’s too early to release more information.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.


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