What: Roadside Ventures LLC Pilatus PC-12/47 en route to Kansas Where: Tiger Creek Swamp area, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida When: June 7, 2012, 12:36 Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: After taking off from Fort Pierce, the plane returning the Bramlage family from Bermuda began having trouble at 28,000 feet, and crashed in a remote area in Florida in an area of the Tiger Creek Preserve reachable by helicopters and all-terrain vehicles. The remains of the pilot 45-year-old Ronald,his wife Rebecca, 15-year-old Brandon, 11-year-old Bo, and 8-yea- old Roxanne have been recovered. Thirteen year old Boston is missing. There is a gaping hole in the plane, and the NTSB and FAA is speculating that Boston may have been sucked from the plane while in the air.
Witnesses in the Babson Park area heard a loud noise and apparently witnessed mechanical issues. Some witnesses saw the plane “twirling” before it crashed; other witnesses saw the plane flip and fly upside down.
The recovery party says the debris field covers hundreds of acres and that the plane came apart in the air. The investigation is being conducted by the NTSB and the FAA, and the search for Boston continues.
Aircraft Pilatus PC-12 (single-turboprop) (PC12/G – track or photos) Origin St Lucie County Intl (KFPR – track or info) Destination Freeman Field (3JC – track or info) Route LAL SZW (Decode) Date Thursday, June 7, 2012 Duration 4 hours 36 minutes Status result unknown (?) (track log & graph) Distance Direct: 1,239 sm Planned: 1,253 sm
Scheduled Actual/Estimated Departed 11:30AM EDT 12:05PM EDT Arrival 03:10PM CDT 03:41PM CDT (?) Speed 233 kts Altitude 26,000 feet
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