Morriston couple killed in plane crash

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By The Staff

A Morriston couple was killed Aug. 30 when their experimental aircraft crashed into a field in Marion County.

Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The plane, a green  Experimental Challenger II, and its two occupants flew out of northwest Ocala  around 4 p.m. Their final destination was another airfield in Marion County. When the plane did not arrive to its designated landing area, family members became concerned and called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. 

The plane came to rest in a wooded lot near the New Episode Training Center. Sheriff’s deputies found it at about 9:45 p.m.

The FAA is taking over the investigation to determine how the plane crashed. FAA investigators were at the site early Friday morning. 

 Anyone with information or may have witnessed the crash can contact Detective Erik Dice at 352-368-3545.