03-22-2014, 12:17 PM #1
IL Man dies in Clearwater FL plane crash, teen girls hospitalized
A pilot is dead and the two teen girls who were his passengers are hospitalized after a plane crash in Clearwater early this morning.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said the single-engine plane was en route to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport from Chicago with three on board when it crashed about 4 a.m. on McMullen-Booth Road, just north of Union Street.
The sheriff’s office identified the deceased pilot as Jeffrey Bronken, 53, of 2120 Red Oak Drive, Round Lake, Ill.
Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said the two girls, Katherine Bronken, 15, and Keyana Linbo, 15, also from Round Lake, Ill., were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, one as a trauma alert.
03-22-2014, 12:22 PM #2
UPDATE AT 10:25 A.M.: Federal officials, along with local law enforcement, continue investigating a single-engine plane crash in Clearwater that killed an Illinois man and injured his daughter and her friend early Saturday morning.
03-22-2014, 12:26 PM #3
According to the Clearwater Police Department, the aircraft struck power lines and came to a rest on the median of a six-lane street.
03-26-2014, 07:42 PM #4
Chicago-area girl dies after plane crash that also killed her father
Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said.
So sad for this family. The poor mother has now lost her husband and 2 daughters. The other daughter died in 2009 from a snowmobile accident.Look twice - Save a Life! Motorcycles are everywhere!
03-27-2014, 07:42 AM #5
third passenger, Katherine’s friend, has been upgraded to stable condition.
04-01-2014, 03:30 PM #6
Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
Mourners gathered by the hundreds at a north suburban church this morning for the funeral services of Jeffrey and Katherine Bronken, the father and daughter who were killed in a plane crash in Florida on their way to a spring break vacation.
Among them was the girl who survived the crash, Keyana Linbo, 15, who arrived at St. Bede Catholic Church in Ingleside on crutches with a pink cast on her leg.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,236442.storyLook twice - Save a Life! Motorcycles are everywhere!
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