3 dead after small plane crash in Panhandle

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Associated Press

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Updated Sunday, May 25 at 1:36 PM

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead after a small plane crashed on a rural road in Florida's Panhandle.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office tells The News Herald (http://bit.ly/1ihwlsK ) that the plane caught fire when it crashed Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office says the pilot was taken to a hospital in "extremely critical condition" and three passengers in the plane died. The names of the victims have not been released.

A message left for a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman was not immediately returned Sunday.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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