Midair collision between two small planes above Florida lake leaves four dead

Posted on AllSides March 8th, 2023
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A midair collision Tuesday afternoon between two small planes above Lake Hartridge in Winter Haven, Florida, killed both pilots and both passengers of the two aircraft. One plane, operated by Sunrise Aviation on behalf of Polk State College, contained student pilot Zachary Mace, 19, and pilot and flight instructor Faith Baker, 24. The other plane, operated by Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, contained instructor Lou DeFazio, 78, and customer Randall Crawford, 67. The two aircraft collided above Lake Hartridge at around 2:04 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. The wreckage...

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