Man killed, daughter hurt in Florida beach plane crash

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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:52 PM

(Reuters) - A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.

The pilot of the single engine Piper Cherokee had placed a distress call to Venice Airport on Florida's west coast around 2:45 p.m. local time, officials said.

A short time later, the plane crash-landed on a nearby beach. A male beachgoer was killed and his daughter injured, according to Sarasota County Sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose.

Their identities were not released and the girl's condition was not known.

The plane's pilot and his passenger were not injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it would investigate the cause of the crash.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle; Editing by Scott Malone and Eric Walsh)