Friday, May 24

1 dead, another hurt in small plane crash at Treasure Coast International Airport

One person died and another was injured in a small plane crash on a runway at Treasure Coast International Airport on Saturday afternoon, a St. Lucie Fire District spokeswoman confirmed.

The crash was reported at 1:20 p.m., spokeswoman Brenda Stokes told WPTV.

She said one person was declared dead on the scene and another taken to a trauma center.

The plane sustained heavy damage, she said.

Fire rescue extricated the occupants and called in extra units, including a crane.

Treasure Coast International Airport, according to its website, is a general aviation airport spanning 3,844 acres that is currently host to nearly six dozen tenants including aeronautic businesses such as aircraft maintenance and storage, a flight training school, air taxi and charter services, medical transport and a missionary flights operation.

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