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REPORT: CLOUDS WERE FACTOR IN FATAL GULF PLANE CRASH

The pilot who flew a small plane from Brooksville to Cedar Key when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico last month flew into the clouds even though he was not legally qualified to do so, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Jasper Jerrels, 65, was flying a Piper Cherokee with his 17-year-old son, Dylan, and his fiancee, Hue Singletary, 60, according to the Coast Guard. The plane fell off radar about 7 miles south of Cedar Key on Feb. 12.

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