Plane crash-lands on US beach, killing father
MIAMI - Agence France-Presse
A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. REUTERS PhotoA small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said July 27.
The mid-afternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The deceased father was walking along the Gulf Coast beach with his daughter when the plane crash-landed, Rose said.
The girl was transported to a children's hospital in St. Petersburg "and is believed to be in critical condition," she added.
Rose said the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office was notified by Ve