They said it was a twin-engine aircraft and crashed at the end of a runway.
Several people were killed in a plane crash at a Polk County airport on Christmas Eve, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
The Bartow Municipal Airport is the former location of a U.S. Air Force Base. The plane had been taking off from Bartow and was planning to head east into heavy fog, according to statements.
Authorities responded to the Bartow Airbase around 7:20 Sunday morning. There were no survivors.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office will conduct the death investigations and the NTSB and FAA will investigate the cause of the crash.
FOUR people have died in a plane crash in Florida.
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