Alaska man dies in Florida plane crash

A plane crashed into the river near Crescent City, Florida. (WTLV)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A Cordova man was killed in a small plane crash Tuesday near Jacksonville, Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded at about 7:30 Tuesday evening to a small plane crash into a river in Crescent City, which is about 75 miles south of Jacksonville.

Patrick Magie, of Cordova, Alaska, and Michael Martin of Georgetown, Fl. were identified as the two men killed in the crash. The plane they were flying in was a Kodiak 100.

The Putnam County Sheriff's office told WNTV, the local NBC affiliate, that the plane was about 12 feet underwater, with the tail section being all that was left above the water.

The Florida Highway Patrol also said that both men lived in Mt. Royal Air Park Neighborhood, which is very close to the location of the crash.

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