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Updated: 07/28/2014 08:00:01AM

One dead after plane crashes at beach

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By GARRY OVERBEY

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A plane making an emergency landing crashed at Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday, killing a man on the beach and critically injuring his daughter.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Venice Airport around 2:45 p.m. of a plane in distress. The pilot of the plane, a 1972 Piper Cherokee, would not be able to make it back to the airport and was going to attempt to land on the beach, authorities said.

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