Baltimore couple killed in Florida plane crash

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said there were "no survivors" of the crash at Bartow Municipal Airport in Bartow, Florida.

Also killed in the crash was Victoria's father, 70-year-old John Shannon, a Lakeland, Florida, attorney who was piloting the plane.

A prominent Lakeland lawyer, his daughters and other family members were killed Christmas Eve morning as their plane crashed amid heavy fog.

"I do see Polk County Fire units, unfortunately on the runway the fog is so low we can't see anything on the runway and are investigating and we did not see or come across any pilots or planes on the runway at this time", the transcription of the dispatch said, as ABC reported.

Shannon's daughter Victoria and her husband Peter had just arrived in town on Saturday for the holidays, from Baltimore, where they live.

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Sheriff Judd says she was a student at Southeastern University in Lakeland.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Shannon filed a flight plan to Key West. Victoria Shannon-Worthington and Peter Worthington had traveled to join the family for Christmas from Baltimore.

Sheriff Judd said he was a law student at the University of Maryland. Victoria was a school teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, and Peter was a law student at the University of Maryland, Judd said.

"There was no chance of survival", Judd added. The newlyweds got married in June 2017. John Shannon had another daughter from a previous marriage, Liguori said.

Krista Clayton was a local teacher at Jewett Academy.

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Worthington was a passenger on Shannon's plane Sunday morning. He ran for Florida state representative in 2014 as a Republican and lost in a primary election by fewer than 175 votes.

The Cessna 340 was fully in flames by the time fire rescue crews arrived at the scene at Bartow Municipal Airport, Polk County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Tina Mann said.

After reviewing the video, Judd said no one should have been taking off in that weather.

It was supposed to be a 45-minute to an hour-long flight to the Keys, Judd said. Shelton said the flight attendant was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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