Small plane crash in Bartow, fatalities reported

Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017

The sheriff's office said a twin-engine plane crashed at the end of the runway near Ben Durrance Road, located just off of USA 17 near Spirit Lake Road.

FOUR people have died in a plane crash in Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office will oversee the death investigation.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a twin-engine plane crashed Sunday morning at the end of a runway at Bartow Municipal Airport.

There was a fire after the plane crashed that was extinguished by Polk County Fire Rescue personnel.

The airport is located just off of USA 17 near Spirit Lake Road.

Details about what caused the crash have not been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.