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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