NASHVILLE, N.C.—Four Florida residents and two dogs are dead after their private plane dropped off the radar and crashed into a wooded area of central North Carolina.
North Carolina’s State Highway Patrol said Saturday the victims lived in the Naples, Florida, area and were traveling from there to Easton, Maryland.
The state patrol identified the dead as 57-Year-old Gregory Boll; 48-Year-old Evva Leigh Boll; 52-year-old Roberta Laquidara; and 53-year-old Felix Laquidara.
IDs released of Naples residents killed in plane crash in North Carolina https://t.co/7mTCELwpaB
— Naples Daily News (@ndn) June 9, 2019
A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the agency received a report that a plane crashed about 1:45 p.m. Friday about 40 miles east of Raleigh.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said the search for the Piper PA-46 started after a resident reported that part of a small plane landed in their yard.
Four Florida residents and two dogs are dead after a private plane dropped off the radar and crashed into a wooded area of central North Carolina. https://t.co/gJJmeaKacS
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) June 8, 2019
Plane Crash in New York Kills Everyone on Board, Dog Survives
A pilot and passenger were killed in a small plane crash along Long Island’s North Fork, but the dog survived, according to news reports.
Officials in the Town of Southold responded to the crash site on June 8. Federal officials said the type of plane involved in the crash was a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
Southold Supervisor Scott Russell told Long Island News 12 that the two people on board died. According to NBC New York, police identified the two as Robert Mark, and his girlfriend, Susan Quagliano, who are both from Oakdale.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) June 8, 2019
The plane was going to Bedford, Massachusetts, from MacArthur Airport, according to CBS New York.
Other details about the crash are not clear.
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this article.