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Four Killed as Florida Plane Crashes in Virginia

A tragic plane crash in Virginia has claimed the lives of all four individuals on board.

The aircraft, originating from Brevard County, Florida, went down near the state of Virginia.

It has been revealed that the victims were residents of Melbourne, Florida.

The private jet, a Cessna Citation, took off from the Melbourne Orlando International Airport on Sunday morning.

After making a stop in Tennessee, the plane crashed in a rural area of Virginia.

The passengers on board were members of the Rumble family, a well-known and prominent local family.

The Cessna private jet was registered under a local company owned by Barbara Ruppel.

John Rumble, Barbara’s husband, confirmed that their daughter, granddaughter, pilot, and family nanny were among those on board the ill-fated flight.

Sadly, there were no survivors.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that it will be launching an investigation into the crash.

However, due to the extensive fragmentation of the wreckage and the remote location of the accident site, it is expected to take several days to gather debris and determine the cause of the crash.

The Rumble family has been deeply involved in the Melbourne community, with Mayor Paul Palfrey expressing his condolences on his Facebook page.

The Rumbles have long been committed to the betterment of their community, and their loss is deeply felt by all who knew them.

Tragically, this is not the first time the Rumble family has experienced such a devastating loss.

Their other daughter, Victoria, passed away previously in a scuba accident.

The couple owned and resided in a building named after her, Victoria’s Landing, which serves as an assisted living facility.

Melbourne Orlando International Airport has extended its sincere condolences to all those affected by this tragic incident.

The plane departed from the airport and was en route to MacArthur Airport on Long Island, New York, but made a U-turn and changed its course, flying southwest.

This prompted F-16 fighter jets to scramble and caused sonic booms, raising concerns in the Washington, D.C.


However, air traffic controllers and the F-16 pilots were unable to establish contact with the aircraft.

The Cessna jet ultimately crashed in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The NTSB will conduct a thorough investigation, examining various components and elements related to the safety of the flight.

The preliminary investigation is expected to take around ten days, with a primary focus on determining what caused the pilot to become incapacitated and unresponsive, as well as the conditions experienced by the passengers during the flight.

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