The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Polk County Fire Rescue responded Sunday morning to a small plane crash at the Bartow Municipal Airport that has resulted in fatalities.
The FAA said that the plane was a Cessna 340. An emotional Judd said he was able to review video footage of the crash.
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.
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"There was no chance of survival", Judd said.
Judd told reporters he personally knew of the pilot and opted not to specify who else might have been with his friend.
According to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the plane crashed at the end of a runway near Ben Durrance Road.
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We'll bring you more on this breaking story as soon as it becomes available. For reasons that are still being investigated, but are likely related to the fog, it crashed shortly after takeoff.
PCSO and NTSB are investigating the deaths and the crash.
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