St. Augustine (FL) Hal Peterson of Bonifay was killed along with pilot Gene Powers on Thursday when the plane left the ground and promptly came crashing back down into a runway.
The plane took off around 3:00 and was headed Southeast when witnesses said the plane immediately veered into the marsh at the edge of the intercoastal waterway.
The plane was a single engine velocity 173RG. Federal investigators have not determined the cause of the crash.
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