Two Killed In Spruce Creek Crash


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An Epic LT turboprop crashed about 6 p.m. on Tuesday into a front yard of a home near the runway at Spruce Creek, a fly-in community in Port Orange, on Florida’s east coast. Two people in the airplane were killed, but nobody on the ground was hurt. A witness told police he saw the airplane fly into the fog, and when it emerged it was “in an inverted flat spin.” The airplane was on approach to Runway 5, according to the FAA. An automated weather observation from Spruce Creek at 5:55 p.m. indicated visibility of 2.5 miles, with no wind and 100 percent humidity, the National Weather Service in Melbourne told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. News video from the crash site shows low fog in the area.

The airplane is believed to have been flown by a resident of the air park who was returning from a holiday trip to the Midwest, according to the News-Journal. One witness said the airplane had tried to land “multiple times” before the final approach. The FAA is investigating.