Sad Update: 9-Year-Old Daughter Of Father Fatally Struck By Florida Plane Dies From Her Injuries

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A father was killed, his daughter critically injured and another woman died from a heart attack after a light aircraft made an emergency landing in Florida. These photos show the aftermath of the horrific scene which happened as beachgoers enjoyed the Sunday afternoon sunshine on the crowded sands of Caspersen beach. Holidaymaker Ommy Irizarry, from Georgia, was fatally injured when the plane came down and his nine-year-old Oceana suffered life-threatening injuries. An onlooker who witnessed the deadly crash died from a heart attack. It's not yet known why the family wasn't able to get out of the way in time, after the pilot issued a Mayday signal from the Piper Cherokee. The pilot and his passenger were not hurt.

 

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Daughter Of Father Fatally Struck By Florida Plane Dies From Her Injuries

In a tragic turn of events regarding the young girl who was struck by a plane that also fatally struck her father while they walked on the beach, reports are confirming that she has died from her injuries.

via CBS News

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

Oceana Irizarry’s father also was killed Sunday. The two, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon when the 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems.

In a statement, the family said “our precious Oceana has joined her daddy in heaven.”

The family thanked the emergency responders and beachgoers who helped them, and expressed gratitude for prayers and support from around the world.

“There are no words to describe the suffering we are experiencing,” the statement said. “Their loss is devastating to our family and to everyone who knew them.”

Ommy Irizarry, an Army sergeant celebrating his ninth anniversary with wife Rebecca, died at the scene Sunday. His daughter was airlifted to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the medical examiner’s office of the girl’s death.

May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family during this terrible time.

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