UPDATE: Plane crash victims Identified

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 11:50 AM CDT
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UPDATE 08/31/2018 at 8:30 a.m.:

The victims of Thursday's plane crash have been identified as pilot Henry Nowakowszki along with passengers Carolyn Nowakowski, Patsy Nowakowski and Tom Seine.

UPDATE 08/30/2018 at 5 p.m.:

Eglin and Okaloosa County emergency crews responded to an airplane crash about two miles north of Eglin Air Force Base's property Thursday.

Following the initial investigation, officials have confirmed four deaths. The original indication was one fatality based on the flight plan documentation filed in Toledo and physical evidence.

Officials say the accident happened around 10:35 a.m. The aircraft was a Beechcraft BE-60 flying from Toledo, Ohio.

Next of kin notification was conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s officey. Remains will be turned over to the District One Medical Examiner for Okaloosa County. The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation on the cause of the accident.


UPDATE: 8/30/18 at 2:30 p.m.

According to public affairs officers at Eglin Air Force Base, at least one person died after a small plane crash on property.

They said first responders reached the site at noon and flames were showing from the downed Beechcraft (BE-60) from Toledo, Ohio when they arrived.

It was raining heavily at the time.

No word if there were any other injuries, how many people were on board, or the cause of the crash.


A small plane has crashed north of the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport on Eglin Air Force Base property late Thursday morning.

Okaloosa County representatives say a small propeller-driven plane crash Thursday morning. They say the plane was on its way to Destin Executive and Eglin Air Force Base first responders and Okaloosa County EMS are responding to the scene.