FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Friends in St. Lucie County were devastated Monday to learn that Dr. Michael Huber and his two daughters Abby and Tess were killed when his plane crashed in Jacksonville Sunday.
"They were a fixture here and they are really going to be missed," PGA Golf Learning Center Director Holly Taylor said.
Taylor says she has known the father and daughters for over five years and that they are at the golf course frequently.
They were golfing there as recently as Saturday. On Sunday, friends say Huber was flying his daughter Tess back to the University of North Florida. Abby was along for the ride.
The twin engine Cessna crashed about a mile from the runway into a pond near Jacksonville.
"This was a father and two daughters with a major bond. For something like this to happen is just shocking," golf pro Michelle Hupfer said.
Both girls were extremely talented at golf. Tess was on the golf team at UNF and Abby was already getting recruited from universities.
She was a senior at Lincoln Park Academy.
The St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent released a statement Monday saying the school would honor the memory of the students.
The girls mother is a speech pathologist for the school district.
"We are all just so sad and in disbelief. Our heart goes out to the family. We are going to miss them terribly," Taylor said.
Friends at the St. Lucie County International Airport where the plane took off from sat around a table inside the restaurant discussing the tragedy Monday morning.
"This was the second or third airplane he had. He flew frequently and everyone loved him," friend Dick Sinnott said at the airfield.
No funeral arrangements have been announced.
The investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.