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4 dead in plane crash at Polk County airport, deputies say

4 dead in plane crash at Polk County airport, deputies say”

Polk County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened at the end of the runway at Bartow Municipal Airport. The PCSO ECC received the call at 7:20 a.m. this morning.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate along with the Sheriff's Office.

NTSB and FAA investigators were also reportedly en route to the crash scene.

The Bartow Airbase is just off USA 17 near Spirit Lake Road.

Details about what caused the crash have not been released.

It is now unknwown what caused the crash but the airport was struggling with visibility at the time of the incident due to heavy fog, local media reports. The weather data is from the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) which is located at the airport.



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