JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –
A 60-year-old pilot and his two daughters died when a small plane crashed Sunday night into a retention pond in a Sandalwood neighborhood, about one mile from Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport.
The Cessna 310 went down about 6:20 p.m. in a retention pond in the back yard of a home on Nettington Court, in the Sutton Lakes neighborhood off Atlantic Boulevard.
Gerald Vance, who lives in a house near where the crash happened, ran out and tried to help the victims immediately afterward.
\”I told my fiance to call 911,\” he said. \”I stripped off my clothes and just jumped into the lake, was pretty much just calling for any type of response I could get from anyone. It was very murky, very eerie.\”