UPDATE: Plane Crash in Suwannee River Kills One

Plane Crash
Posted at 7:31 PM, Jan 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 10:34:38-05

UPDATE - One person was killed when their amphibious advanced Aeromarine Buccaneer plane dived into the Suwanee river.

According to FAA documents, it appears that this particular plane may have not been "suitable for operation" and possibly was not legally registered to fly.

The FAA has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash, and the identity of the sole occupant and victim of the crash has still not been released.


LURAVILLE, FL (WTXL) -- One person has died after a plane crashed in the Suwannee River Saturday.

According to Suwannee County Fire Rescue, a single-engine plane crashed in the western part of the county by Luraville. The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office and Suwannee County Fire Rescue were notified just after 5:00 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are currently investigating the crash and communicating with emergency crews on the scene.

Units from neighboring Lafayette County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation were also notified and are assisting.

The individual has not been identified, and the cause of the crash has not been determined.

*This is a developing story. WTXL will provide updates once more details become available.