OCSO: One dead after small plane crash near Niceville

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office, one person has died and another is undergoing treatment at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following the crash of a small private aircraft on Forest Road near Niceville this afternoon.

Deputies reportedly received the call just before 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Two people were reportedly removed from the aircraft and taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Deputies say one of the two died shortly before 4 p.m.

They say they believe the plane went down shortly after taking off from Ruckel Airport.

The FAA is investigating the crash.