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87-year-old pilot killed in small plane crash at Sebastian Municipal Airport

National Transportation Safety Board investigating crash of Piper PA-32-260
An 87-year-old pilot was killed when a small plane crashed at Sebastian Municipal Airport on April 7, 2022.
Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-08 01:00:50-04

SEBASTIAN, Fla. — Police in Sebastian said an 87-year-old man died Friday after the small plane that he was piloting crashed.

The crash occurred just before 2:45 p.m. at Sebastian Municipal Airport.

The pilot was taken to Sebastian River Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

He was the only person aboard the aircraft, which the National Transportation Safety Board said was a Piper PA-32-260.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The victim's name has not been released.

No other details were immediately available.