US plane crash kills four

March 14th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, March 14 (Xinhua) At least four people have been killed when their small plane crashed in Florida’s Martin County region, the police said. According to officials, three of the dead are from the Florida Atlantic University. The fourth victim was the pilot.

After reports of the crash came in at 9.04 a.m. Thursday, fire-fighters were rushed to the scene, who found a Cessna Skyhawk aircraft lying upside down near a stand of trees, with four bodies inside.

There was no distress call from the pilot, although it was not clear whether he was attempting an emergency landing or simply crashed.

“They did not hit any obstacles,” said Martin County police spokesman Steve Leighton.

At the time of the crash, the weather was clear. Two members from the National Transportation and Safety Board are currently investigating the crash.

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