Man Killed in Emergency Plane Landing on Beach

The small plane crash landed on a Florida beach killing a man and critically injuring his daughter.
1:23 | 07/27/14

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Good evening. And we'll get to the breaking news on an American beach, a distressed call with a pilot in trouble. He couldn't make it back to the airport. He attempted to land near the coast line. A family walking near the beach was hit. ABC on the pictures coming in right now. Reporter: A tragedy tonight on a beach in Florida. Officials say a man and his daughter were walking along the beach when this small plan lost power making an emergency landing. At 2:45:00 P.M. The airport received a distress call the plain would not be able to make it back to the airport. They had been contacted by the pilot, he knew he couldn't make it back to the airport and was going to try to land on the beach and did land at the edge of the water on the beach. Reporter: Police say that father was killed instantly when the plane hit him. His daughter who was reportedly struck by the plane airlifted to a local hospital believed to be in critical condition. The FAA says the pilot is unhurt. We don't know exactly what caused the crash but the ntsb is on route to Venice. The police say that man's wife was also hospitaled. We will continue to follow the story. Now to the developing story in the west. Fast moving wildfires.

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