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Small plane crashed into Fla. houses, 5 killed

July 10, 2007

Small plane crashed into Fla. houses, 5 killed

By April Hunt
The Sun-Sentinel 
SANFORD, Fla. A six-month old and a toddler were among three people killed in their own homes this morning when a small plane struggling to make an emergency landing at Orlando Sanford International Airport plowed into a house and ignited a fireball that consumed two homes.

Two people on the plane also died, and the parents and older brother of the 4-year-old girl who died suffered critical burns in the fiery scene at the Preserve at Lake Monroe.

Officials survey the damage to a home at the scene of a plane crash in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday. The small plane crashed into a neighborhood while trying to make an emergency landing, killing five people and starting two house fires that seriously burned three other people. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
"This has been a tremendous tragedy for all of us," said Sanford Police spokeswoman Cleo Cohen. "It's a situation like none we've ever seen."

The dead included Michael Klemm, a senior captain with NASCAR Aviation, and Dr. Bruce Kennedy, the husband of NASCAR official Lesa France Kennedy, on the twin-engine Cessna 310.

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