At least two dead in a crash between two small planes in Florida
A crash this Tuesday between two aircraft over a lake in Winter Haven, central Florida (USA), has left at least two people deadas rescue teams continue to search for other occupants of the aircraft at the scene of the crash. an incident whose causes are still unknown.reported the authorities.
“We are currently in the midst of a search and rescue operation and two bodies have been recovered“said Steve Lester of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, where Hartridge Lake is located, in which The planes went down after colliding in midair.
Lester added that several rescue teams were dispatched to the scene of the incident, and that “there are possibly other fatalities.”although he cannot confirm this yet.
One of the planes is completely submerged, about 21 feet (6 meters) underwater, while the other is partially sunk.
Law enforcement officials have described the small planes as. a Piper J-3 Cub seaplane operated out of Jack Brown’s seaplane base at Winter Haven, and a Cherokee Piper 161 fixed-wing aircraft.operated by Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, local channel WKMG TV reported.
The sheriff’s office confirmed that one body was recovered in waters of the aforementioned lake around 17.30 local time and another hours later.