MELBOURNE, Florida — The wreckage of a Cirrus SR22 private plane was located on the property of the Melbourne International Airport yesterday evening. All people on board the plane died. However, due to the extensive damage of the crash, and pending notification of next-of-kin, the number of casualties has not been released by officials.
The crash occurred in the southwest corner of the airport property just north of its border to NASA Boulevard in Melbourne, Florida. Reports of the crash were made by witnesses to 9-1-1 just after 5 p.m. yesterday.
The Melbourne Police Department, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and Brevard County Fire Rescue crews first responded to the plane crash. The Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.
A Cirrus SR22 is a popular plane often flown by private pilots for long, interstate flights. Last year, a Cirrus SR22 unresponsive flight was an alleged threat to Disney World and Kennedy Space Center.