2 dead in plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 19:21:13-04

Emergency crews responded to a plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport. just at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

The Tampa Police Dept. told the media that two people died in the crash, which happened as the plane was departing the airport on Davis Islands.

The aircraft was a twin-engine Cessna 310. The tail number is not known. Local authorities say the FAA and NTSB will be taking up the investigation. 

According to a Wikipedia entry, the 310 is a six-seat, low-wing, monoplane that was produced by Cessna between 1954 and 1980.

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Peter O. Knight Airport, Davis Islands