4 Dead After 2 Planes Collide Over Florida Lake

  • Four people have died after two aircraft collided over Lake Hartridge in Winter Haven, Florida, on March 7, law enforcement officials said.
  • Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Polk County Chief of Staff Steve Lester said police received a phone call about two planes that were involved in an “in-air collision” over the lake at around 2:04 p.m. local time.
  • The Polk County chief of staff said one of the planes was a Piper J-3 Cub seaplane operated by Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in Winter Haven, and the other was a Cherokee Piper 161 fixed-wing plane operated by Sunrise Aviation on behalf of Polk State College.
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