Aviation investigators say Florida plane crash was not due to malfunctions

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Federal aviation investigators say a plane that crashed in Florida, killing four people from Indiana, had no malfunctions.
The crash happened April 5th.
William Lumpkin and his wife Patricia along with Ricky Beaver and his wife Elizabeth were on the plane when it crashed off the coast of Venice, Florida. Police believe William was the pilot.
Earlier that day, the couples traveled to Venice from St. Petersburg and were on their way back when they plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
The report from the National Transportation safety board said the plane reached an altitude of 300 feet before it turned right and began to descend. About 14 seconds later, the plane had crash.
Salvage crews said no evidence of a fire was found. Skies were clear, and there was no wind during the crash.
The report from the National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot had a commercial pilot certificate.

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