2 dead after plane crash at Florida airport

Tampa plane crash

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Emergency crews are responding to a report of a small plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands.

Crews were notified about the possible crash around 11:35 a.m. on Friday.

Large clouds of smoke could be seen coming from the airport. Fire officials confirmed two people were found dead at the crash scene.

Officials said one plane, a twin-engine Cessna 340, was taking off headed and en route to Pensacola when the crash happened.

The wreckage at the crash scene is from one plane, according to the responders.

They haven’t released any information on how it happened or any details about the victims.

Peter O. Knight Airport is located at 825 Severn Ave. in Tampa. Tampa International Airport is reporting the airport is now closed.

Additional information was not released.

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