Married couple dies in plane crash

Experimental flight in Marion Co. leads to couple's death

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A married couple was involved in a deadly plane crash in Marion County, Florida on Thursday night.

The couple, from Morriston, were making a local flight in an experimental two-seater plane in Western Marion County.

The wreckage, along with the bodies of Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, were found on a farm Thursday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The wreckage was in a wooded area. A portion of one of the plane's wings was found on a dirt road about 100 yards from the rest of the wreckage.

The plane was reported missing at 8:15 Thursday night, after it was expected to arrive at it's final destination around 4 p.m.

Deputies searched the area and found the plane about an hour and a half after it was reported missing.

The couple's final destination was believed to be somewhere in the Southeast Ocala area.

The FAA is taking over the investigation to determine how the plane crashed.

Anyone with information or may have witnessed the crash can contact Detective Erik Dice with the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 352-368-3545.

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