Two Planes Crash In Williston; Three People Dead
Two small planes collided mid-air and crashed landed in Williston late Saturday morning.
The home-built, experimental plane landed upside in a field near 215 NE 212 Court. The other plane, which was a Piper 32, landed about a half mile away in a tree and went up in flames.
Levy County Sheriff's Office Captain Evan Sullivan said the pilots of both planes, and an additional passenger in the Piper 32, were killed in the crash.
The crash occurred about 7 miles away from the Williston Municipal Airport.
Sullivan said that the preliminary investigation reveals that the experimental airplane left the Ocala Airport Saturday morning and the Piper 32 left the Williston Airport.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Sullivan said the weather conditions were clear at the time of the crash. The names of both pilots, who died in the crash, have not been released yet.
Check back later on wcjb.com for more details.
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