2 Killed after Liberty XL-2 Crashed in Merritt Island

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
By George Hatcher

plane crash in houseA single-engine, Liberty XL-2 plane crashed into the residential neighborhood of east Merritt Island, Florida, at 8:30 p.m. on June 9.

The accident happened after the plane took off from the Merritt Island Airport, with two people on board.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard County Fire Rescue spokespersons confirmed that both the passengers of the ill-fated plane died at the spot. They were identified as 47-year-old John Brian Kish and 64-year-old Kenneth Allen Marks.

No one was injured on the ground. Some homes on Paula Avenue were slightly damaged. The crash also struck the power line, causing a blackout.

The airplane, built in 2006, was registered to Merritt Island-based Spatial Inc.

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