Four people died in a plane crash that occurred on Wednesday night after taking off from Venice Municipal Airport. The incident happened in the Gulf and emergency crews are still removing debris from the water. The passengers on the plane were two couples from Indiana that had flown to Venice from St. Petersburg and had dinner with friends before departing for Albert Whitted Airport. The plane, a single-engine Piper Cherokee Lance named “The Patty Ann,” crashed into the Gulf soon after takeoff. Divers later located the main portion of the aircraft in about 23 feet of water. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there have been 29 accidents at Venice Municipal Airport since 2004, with nine of them involving fatalities. Witnesses reported seeing the plane coming too low and making a sharp turn to the right before disappearing behind the pier.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the family of the deceased victims following this tragic airplane accident in Venice, Florida.
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