Small plane crash kills pilot on impact

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near the Treasure Coast Airpark.

 Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of the crash Sunday at 9 a.m.

Authorities say a single-seat, single-engine aircraft built from a kit crashed nose down near the entrance of the private Port St. Lucie airport. The pilot, 62-year-old John Schoonover of Davie, was killed on impact.

No information on the cause of the crash was immediately available.

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