UPDATE: 6-8-12 3:42pm- The last victim, the body of 13 year old Boston Bramlage has been recovered from the crash site. UPDATE 8:21pm- A family of six, 2 adults and 4 children have now been confirmed killed in the crash.
Polk County, Fla. -
An airplane has crashed in Lake Wales on Walk-in-Water Road in a remote area near the Tiger Creek Swamp at 12:55pm killing three people (the death toll is now up to six). A witness to the crash has reported the plane was “twirling around" before it crashed. NTSB investigators are already on the scene and have begun their investigation.
The plane was piloted by the family's father, 45 year old Ronald Bramlage, who was killed and his wife, 43 year old Rebecca. Three of the four children had been found yesterday.
The plane that crashed was a Pilatus PC-12 single engine turboprop. A witness identified by BayNews9 as "Barb" was quoted as saying, “I didn’t know if the plane was doing acrobats,...It was awful.”
Senior Air Safety Investigator Tim Monville of the NTSB said earlier today they only have limited information so far and do not have a leading possible cause.
According to FAA records, the plane was registered to Roadside Ventures LLC of Grand Junction, Kansas. The plane had flown in from Treasure Cay Airport in the Bahamas, landed at St. Lucie International Airport and took off for Junction City, Kansas.
Another witness, Jacob Roberts, reported seeing "a little bit of smoke" coming from the plane, while he was driving.
It is not know if the plane was trying to make it to nearby David Wine’s Airstrip Airport.