Merritt Island Plane Crash Kills Two

Two people were killed Monday night when their single-engine, light airplane crashed into an east Merritt Island residential neighborhood.

No one on the ground was hurt, and little damage was done to homes on Paula Avenue. The airplane came down between two homes, narrowly missing a porch and a portion of fence. A power line was damaged, causing a blackout.

According to a Brevard County Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office spokeswomen, both people aboard the Liberty XL-2 were dead at the scene. A small fuel leak was reported, and power was still out in the neighborhood more than two hours after the crash.

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