Investigators identify men killed in Fort Lauderdale plane crash

 

ejester@MiamiHerald.com

Investigators have released the identities of three men who were killed in a plane crash in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.

Wallis “Wally” Watson, 66, of Boca Raton; his son Kevin Watson, 30, of Pompano Beach; and Steven Waller, 65, of Deerfield Beach, took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in a twin-engine Piper airplane at about 4 p.m. Friday, but experienced trouble soon after.

The Piper tried to turn back to the airport, but didn’t make it. The small plane clipped a tree before crashing in the parking lot used to store repossessed vehicles near Powerline Road and 53rd Street.

The plane crashed into several unoccupied cars and a boat. No one on the ground was injured.

Fort Lauderdale Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone information is encouraged to call Det. William DeJesus at 954-828-5366.

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