Plane crash kills man walking on Caspersen Beach

VENICE, Fla - UPDATE: Victim identified as Ommy Irizarry of Georgia.

A man has died and a child is injured after a plane crashes on Caspersen Beach.

It happened at about 3:00p.m. this afternoon.  According to the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office a 1972 Piper Cherokee plane was in distress and tried to land on the beach.

A man and child walking on the beach were struck by the plane as it landed.  The man died from his injuries and the child was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The pilot and passenger of the plane were uninjured.

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