Pilot killed in plane crash near Laurel Hill

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Published: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:13 PM.

First responders, including the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and firefighters, responded to a report of a downed small, single-engine plane in North Okaloosa County.

A 9-1-1 call came in shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday reporting that a plane had gone down on the east side of Steel Mill Road in an area near Laurel Hill that contains swampland between the crash site and the road.

The crash was confirmed and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified.

The pilot was killed in the crash, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

The single-engine Beech BE-35 crashed about 2:30 p.m. near Laurel Hill, according to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in College Park, Ga.

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