Morriston couple killed in plane crash

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A Morriston couple was killed Thursday when their experimental aircraft crashed into a field in Marion County.

Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The plane and its two occupants flew out of northwest Ocala  around 4 p.m. Their final destination was another airfield in Marion County.  When the plane did not arrive to its designated landing area, family members became concerned and called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. 

The FAA is taking over the investigation to determine how the plane crashed. Anyone with information or may have witnessed the crash can contact Detective Erik Dice at 352-368-3545.