A 9-year-old girl that was critically injured Sunday when a plane hit her and her father during a beach landing near Venice Beach has died.
The girl died of critical injuries suffered when a plane hit her and her father on Caspersen Beach, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
She was transported to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg immediately following the crash.
Her 36-year-old father was killed Sunday in the crash.
According to officials, the 57-year-old pilot of the 1972 Piper Cherokee reported that the plane was in distress around 2:45 p.m. and could not make it back to the airport. He attempted to land the plane on the beach.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
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