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One dead in small plane crash at St. Pete-Clearwater airport

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One person is dead following a small plane crash at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The crash happened just before noon Wednesday. Authorities said the pilot was the only person onboard. He was conducting a training exercise where the plane lands on the runway and takes off again without coming to a full stop. An airport spokesman said the unidentified pilot lost control of the twin engine Cessna as he was about to take off. Local authorities and the National Transportation…

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