Pilot who died after small plane crash identified
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) -- Palm Beach County authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash in Lake Worth.
A sheriff's office statement released Monday says 33-year-old Timothy Johnson, Jr. of Miami was pronounced dead on scene. National aviation officials are investigating.
The plane crashed Saturday afternoon inside John Prince Park. Authorities say Johnson took off from Lantana Airport to fly to Tamiami Airport in Miami. The plane was seen at an awkward angle after takeoff, banked, then nosedived into a stand of palm trees and burst into flames.
No one on the ground was injured.
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