Five Die in Small Plane Crash into Lake Okeechobee, in Pahokee, Florida (FL)

March 12, 2019

Pahokee, FL – according to a news report from, five individuals died after being involved in a plane crash into Lake Okeechobee.*

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news release indicates that they have recovered the bodies of the individuals involved in the plane crash from the fuselage of the plane.  This occurred several hours after the March 8, 2019 crash. According to officials, the twin engine Piper plan plunged close to the lake’s southeasterly shore, north of Pahokee Airport.

Per flight records, the plan started its journey at Tampa International Airport.  The sheriff’s office are conducting an investigation of the accident. The victims remain unidentified at this time.  The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are also conducting an investigation of the accident.

On March 1st, another small aircraft collided with a building in Fort Lauderdale along a beach, resulting in the tragic death of the pilot in a heavily populated and trafficked tourist destination. The name of the pilot involved in that crash has not been made available to the public.  The plane’s identifying features establish that it was owned by Aerial Banners Inc.  According to its website, the company owns over fifty plans in places across the country, including New York City, Miami, Seattle, Houston, Dallas and Alaska.

According to a tourist from New York City, he was on the beach next to his wife when the plane flew above him heading in a northerly direction.  While he noted that the engine was not sputtering, the plan did bank abruptly to the left, towards the buildings in that area.  The man noted that “It’s a shame the poor guy didn’t bank to the right and to the water.”

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