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1 dead, 2 hurt in Seville small plane crash

Volusia deputies say 3 people were aboard small Cessna aircraft

SEVILLE, Fla. – One person is dead and two people were hurt in a small plane crash in the Seville area, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said the crash happened around 1:50 p.m. Saturday in an area less than a mile north of the 700 block of Bunnell Road.

Three people were aboard the small Cessna aircraft. Deputies said 27-year-old Jeffrey Luong, who was a passenger of the plane, did not survive the crash.

Pilot Mark Michael Repanshek, 26, and passenger Jarrett Bruckner, 24, were airlifted as trauma alerts to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, deputies said.

Luong graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach campus in 2011 with a bachelor's of science in aviation maintenance with a minor in aviation safety.

Repanshek and Bruckner are online graduates of Embry-Riddle Worldwide. School officials said Bruckner is a former university certified flight instructor at the Daytona Beach campus.

"The hearts of the entire Embry-Riddle community are with the family and friends of these young men," said Embry-Riddle Interim President Dr. John R. Watret. "It deeply saddens us to lose one of our own, and we send strength to those recovering."

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash, according to the Sheriff's Office.