Officials have reported that a member of the Federal Aviation Administration and a student pilot from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were killed in a training flight crash.
The identity of the pilot examiner from the Federal Aviation Administration and the student pilot has not yet been released pending on their family’s confirmation.
Reports have stated that the plane crashed near Tomoka Farms Road close to Daytona Flea & Farmers Market.
911 calls came in around 10 AM Wednesday morning stating that callers were saying that they saw a wing come out of an airplane before crashing.
Dan Boggs, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board stated that there will be a press briefing held on Thursday at 9 AM.
The airplane was identified as a Piper PA-28 which is a small single-engine aircraft with low-mounted wings.
Officials also report that there was no distress call made before the plane crashed.
Embry-Riddle states that this is the first major accident in the past century.