John Schoonover, Davie resident, is killed in a small plane crash in St. Lucie County

Deputies say small pane was built from a kit

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - One man is killed in a small plane crash, just west of Port St. Lucie Sunday morning, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputies have identified the deceased pilot as John D. Schoonover, 62, of Davie, FL.

The accident happened around 9 a.m. on Range Line Road, south of the Glades Cut Off Road, says Sheriff Mascara.

The airplane crashed nose down near the entrance to the Treasure Coast Air Park, and the pilot was dead at the scene, confirms Sheriff Mascara.

The plane was a single-seat, single-engine aircraft built from a kit, Sheriff Mascara said.

Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration are at the scene of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.


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