Friday, June 8, 2012

Ron Bramlage's Plane Crashes into Florida swamp Killing His Wife, 4 Children and Himself

A businessman, his wife and their four children were killed on Thursday when their small plane crashed into a swampy area of central Florida.

Ron Bramlage, 45, his wife, Rebecca, 43, and the couple's children - Brandon, 15; Boston, 13; Beau, 11; and 8-year-old Roxanne - were killed as they were heading home to Junction City, Kansas from the Bahamas.

Ron Bramlage, who owned Roadside Ventures LLC, was piloting the 2006 Pilatus Pc-12/47, a single-turboprop, fixed-wing plane, when it broke apart and went down about 12.30pm in the Tiger Creek Preserve.
Deputies reached the area by helicopters, but it was clear there were no survivors, the sheriff's office said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, and parts of the plane were found nearly three and a half miles away, investigators said. Read More