Girl Struck By Plane On Beach Dies

SARASOTA, Fla. (July 29, 2014) Oceana Irizzary, 9, has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the Florida beach where she was walking with her father, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning.

The girl’s father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 66, died Sunday.

The two were walking Sunday afternoon along Caspersen Beach in Venice when the pilot of a 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems.

The father and daughter were hit by either the plane or its debris, officials said.

The family is from Fort Stewart, Ga.

Ommy Irizarry and his wife, Rebecca, were celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary Sunday.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.


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