Father Killed, Daughter Injured As Plane Crash Lands On Beach

CBS Miami

SARASOTA (CBSMiami/AP) — A man was killed and his daughter was seriously injured when a small plane crash  landed near Venice Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast Sunday.

The two were walking on the sand, authorities said.

Wendy Rose, a spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, said the pilot and his only passenger weren’t hurt when the Piper aircraft lost power and touched down Sunday afternoon near Venice Beach.

“A man and one of his children who were walking on the beach were apparently injured by the plane,” said Rose. She said the Venice airport received a distress call at 2:45 p.m. Sunday that the plane couldn’t make it back to the airport.

“They were contacted by a pilot whose small plane was in distress. He knew he couldn’t make it back to the airport and was going to try to land on the beach. And he did land at…

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