Date: November 5, 2011
The Levy County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fixed wing single engine airplane crash in the Morriston area that resulted in two fatalities. A witness with over 50 years as a pilot advised that the aircraft left the private air strip called "Wing Field" shortly after 4:30 pm. The witness stated that the aircraft spit & sputtered and crashed in a heavily wooded area. It is unknown at this time the cause of the crash, but weather is not believed to be the cause.
At this time the victims have not been positively identified. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will respond first thing tomorrow morning and the investigation will resume in the day light hours.
More details will be forthcoming as soon as possible.
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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