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Broward Sheriff’s Office identifies Broward plane crash victims

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing the names of the four people who tragically died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the occupants as being husband and wife, Bruce and Karen Barber, both 46, their 14-year-old son Payton, and Phillip Marsh, 46.

Just before 6 p.m. on September 20, an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who was patrolling the Everglades, witnessed as the Piper Saratoga single-engine plane plummeted to the ground.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the crash site about a mile south of the Palm Beach County line west of U.S. Due to the remote location of the scene, crews had limited access to the crash site but worked tirelessly, day and night to assess the wreckage and retrieve remains.

BSO Homicide detectives, Marine Unit and Crime Scene Unit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board collaborated in these efforts.

The FAA and NTSB will determine the cause of the crash.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Sep 24 2009. Filed under Broward County, Families, Fire/police, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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