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Officials identify Orlando pilot found after plane crashed into Indian River

Officials identify Orlando pilot found after plane crashed into Indian River

Officials on Wednesday released the name of the Orlando pilot whose body was found after his small plane crashed into the Indian River after flying from the Orlando Executive Airport last week. David Gibbs, a 59-year-old experience pilot, was preparing to land at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. But bad weather caused him to abort the landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board officials. Gibbs was circling back when he crashed into the river. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. Last week, NTSB air safety...

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