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Small plane crashes in Mulberry; 1 person transported as trauma alert

Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 17:25:19-04

MULBERRY, Fla. — A small plane has crashed in Mulberry, according to Polk County Fire Rescue.

Officials say a Rans RV-6 plane crashed near 4431 Lower Meadow Road, south of Hwy 60, on Monday.

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Two people were aboard the plane: 24-year-old Luke Fraiser, the plane's owner, as well as 78-year-old John Ducey, a flight instructor. Ducey was transported as a trauma alert, while Fraiser refused treatment, according to officials.

According to Frasier, Ducey was flying the aircraft at the time of the crash.

The plane is described as 1995 Vans RV-6 fixed wing single engine 2 seat airplane (#N12033).

The Federal Aviation Administration said, "the aircraft departed from Zephyrhills Municipal Airport shortly before the accident occurred."

The FAA is investigating, and the NTSB will determine probable cause of the accident.

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