Plane Crashes Northeast of Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle

Four people were killed when a small plane crashed into a residential area shortly after takeoff in the Florida Panhandle.

It happened in Milton, Florida, which is east of Pensacola in Santa Rosa County. The single-engine Cessna took off from Peter Prince Airport, then appeared to lose power.

The plane went down into a neighborhood just off the runway. No one on the ground was hurt and no buildings were damaged.

The four killed in the crash were members of The Pace Assembly of God church. Pastor Glyn Lowery says they were involved in relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ivan.

Lowery says pilot Travis Neff was a commercial pilot who had chartered the plane in Mobile to get aerial photos of hurricane damage. He says it was to help church members identify areas in need of help.