1 dead in small plane crash near Pahokee airport

Pilot identified

PAHOKEE, Fla. - Investigators have identified the pilot of the plane that crashed in sugar cane fields about one mile southeast of the Pahokee Airport Sunday.

He was 80-year-old David Elvyn Flatter, of Lighthouse Point, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Civil Air Patrol worked to track down the plane which is believed to have crashed around 12:45 a.m.

The tail number for the plane is N118GG and is registered in Montana.

Flattery was found deceased on scene, according to PBSO. 

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

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