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Pilot killed in Port St. Lucie small plane crash

3:37 PM, Apr 14, 2013   |    comments
The pilot of a small plane died after crashing near the Treasure Coast Airpark on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near the Treasure Coast Airpark.

Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of the crash Sunday at 9 a.m.

Authorities say a single-seat, single-engine aircraft built from a kit crashed nose down near the entrance of the private Port St. Lucie airport. The pilot was killed on impact.

The identity of the pilot has not yet been released, pending family notification.

No information on the cause of the crash was immediately available.

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