Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-238

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 23, 2014
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    Plane Crash

    The pilot was the only occupant on the plane at the time of the crash.
    • Sunday
    • June 22, 2014
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Tampa Executive Airport
    • 6530 Tampa Executive Road
    • Tampa

    Pilot:

    Ki L. Martin
    DOB:08/26/1960
    2911 Arrow Smith Road
    Wimauma, Florida

    Details:

    On June 22, 2014, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives were on scene conducting a death investigation involving the crash of a small single engine plane at Tampa Executive Airport located at 6530 Tampa Executive Road in Tampa.

    The following details of what occurred is preliminary in nature and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    Just before 4 p.m., a single engine plane was taking off from Tampa Executive Airport located and had just went airborne when for an unknown reason the plane went down and crashed. The pilot was found by emergency personnel deceased inside the plane. There was a small amount of spillage of aviation fuel that was quickly contained by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

    The pilot that died in today's airplane crash at Tampa Executive Airport has been identified as Ki L. Martin.

    The NTSB, FAA and the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority will be working to determine the cause of the crash.
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