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Everglades plane crash: All bodies found

By Ashley Glass bio | email
Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Crews combing the site of a small plane crash in the Florida Everglades have found the bodies of all four people on board.

Update, TUE 9 AM: The Broward County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that two adult males, an adult female and a young boy were discovered as of Tuesday morning. The single-engine plane went down Sunday evening west of Fort Lauderdale.

Authorities haven't released the names of the victims, but Shirley Barber said her son, Bruce Barber, was aboard the plane with his wife and teenage son. She did not know the name of the fourth victim.

Shirley Barber said the family was "definitely" on the aircraft, flying back from this weekend's football game between Florida and Tennessee in Gainesville. She said the Barbers' daughter, Chloe, had stayed behind in South Florida.

Previously: The investigation picks back up Monday into what caused a plane to go down in a swampy, South Florida area.

The plane was heading to Ft. Lauderdale from Gainesville after a home football game at the University of Florida over the weekend. It went down near the Palm Beach-Broward County line.

The plane is registered to Bull Gator Air Inc. Bull Gators are big donors to University of Florida Athletics. The victims are believed to have attended the Florida - Tennessee football game Saturday.

Four people were on the plane. All are presumed dead.

The investigation proving difficult, as well. Rescue crews had to use airboats just to get up close and search the marshy waters.

The single-engine plane is in pieces after crashing around 6 p.m. Sunday. Sometime before that the pilot did radio in he was having problems.

We can confirm one person was seen dead. We are assuming the rest of the people on board that plane are also deceased at this time, but we have been unable to confirm how many people were on board that plane total.

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