Pilot killed in plane crash at Sebastian airport

SEBASTIAN — An 87-year-old pilot of a single-engine Piper airplane was killed after the aircraft crashed on the west end of the Sebastian Municipal Airport, fire rescue crews and police said Friday. The pilot’s identity was not publicly released.

Indian River County Fire Rescue crews and Sebastian police were called to the wreck at 2:44 p.m. at the airport, located at 202 Airport Drive East. The plane crashed short of the runway, fire rescue Bureau Chief Bill Herrington said.

The pilot was the only person in the plane. The man was taken by ambulance to Sebastian River Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead, Herrington said.

The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the cause of the crash, police said.

No further details were immediately available.

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