Volusia County

Two Killed in Osteen-Area Plane Crash

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OSTEEN, Fla. - Two people are said by the Volusia Sheriff's Office to have been killed in a plane crash Wednesday in the Osteen area according to a VSO news release. The crash was called in just after 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, after the craft signaled to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.

The plane went down approximately one mile north of Lopez Rd, to the east of Lake Ashby. It was a single-engine MXR Technologies MX2 plane from Tybee Island, Georgia. 

Initial descriptions of the incident stated that only one person was believed to be on board, but the VSO has now confirmed two occupants: a flight instructor and a student. The plane took on heavy damage and landed upside down, and so getting an accurate look at the passengers was difficult at first.

The plane took off from Spruce Creek Fly-in at around 4:30 pm. The names of the instructor and student are not being released for now, while examiners gather a positive identification and notify next of kin. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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