BREAKING NEWS: Two killed in plane crash at Spruce Creek Fly-in community near Port Orange

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Two people were killed on this Tuesday evening when their plane crashed into a front yard in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community of Port Orange, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

The crash of the 2009 single-engine Epic LT happened just before 6 p.m. in the area of 22 Taxiway Lindy Loop, Sheriff's PIO Andrew Gant said in a press release to Headline Surfer.

"One of the witnesses who reported the crash told a 9-1-1 dispatcher he saw the aircraft fly into the fog, and that the plane was 'in an inverted flat spin when he came out of the fog.'" Gant said. "'He came right over the house – I knew he was in trouble,' the caller told the dispatcher."

Volusia County Sheriff's PIO Andrew Gant / Headline SurferThe crash of the 2009 single-engine Epic LT happened just before 6 p.m. in the area of 22 Taxiway Lindy Loop, Sheriff's PIO Andrew Gant, shown here at left,  said in a press release to Headline Surfer.

"One of the witnesses who reported the crash told a 9-1-1 dispatcher he saw the aircraft fly into the fog, and that the plane was 'in an inverted flat spin when he came out of the fog.'" Gant said. "'He came right over the house – I knew he was in trouble,' the caller told the dispatcher."

The plane crashed into a yard but missed striking any homes in the neighborhood. No injuries were reported by anyone on the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash to investigate the circumstances. The identities of the two people killed will be released in an update after their next of kin are notified of their deaths.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.