March 22 - The pilot of a small plane dies in an early morning crash en route from Chicago to Florida. Two teenage girls are in serious condition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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A small plane crashed into a Florida street early Saturday morning (March 22) , leaving one dead.
The pilot, Jeffrey Bonken, was flying his teenage daugher and her friend from a Chicago Airport. The single engine plane went down around 4 a.m., according to Sargeant David DiSano of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
"The father passed away due to the injuries from the crash and the two young girls are in serious condition at a local hospital," Disano said.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
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