Patty Lumpkin, Jeff Pumpkin,… Obituary, Two Different Indiana Couples Killed In Small Plane Crash Offshore In Florida

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Patty Lumpkin, Jeff Pumpkin,… Obituary, 4 Hoosiers, Including 2 Families Killed In Small Plane Crash Offshore In Florida

Two Indiana couples were killed in a plane Wednesday evening off of the coast of Venice Florida.

The victims were Jeff (64) and Patty (68) Lumpkin of Fishers and Rick (60) and Bethe (57) Beaver of Noblesville.

Their plane crashed offshore Wednesday evening near the Venice Fishing Pier, according to Venice Fire Rescue.

Venice police and fire personnel responded at around 9:38 p.m. They say the crash happened about a half-mile from the pier in the Gulf of Mexico. Several witnesses saw the crash and called 911.

The single engine plane crashed soon after takeoff as it was heading back to St. Petersburg, Florida. The couples had flown in to Venice earlier to have dinner with friends.

The bodies of Jeff and Rick were recovered Wednesday evening, Venice Fire Rescue said.

The bodies of Patty and Bethe were recovered Thursday morning.

The airport director said the plane did not undergo services at the airport or receive fuel while it was there.

Investigators have recovered some video from the pier and cameras near the airport.

At this time, investigators are working to learn more on what might have caused the crash.

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