Pilot in fatal crash was Texas woman

  • A plane piloted by a Texas woman exploded in flames after crashing into an Inwood Court Saturday morning. The Lake City Reporter has chosen not to identify the woman until next of kin has been notified. (Photo by AMY BROWN via Facebook)
    A plane piloted by a Texas woman exploded in flames after crashing into an Inwood Court Saturday morning. The Lake City Reporter has chosen not to identify the woman until next of kin has been notified. (Photo by AMY BROWN via Facebook)
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The female pilot who crashed into a Lake City home on Inwood Court Saturday morning was from Texas, the Reporter has learned. She was visiting her friend Bill Jennings, who is from Indiana and about three months ago purchased a home in the Cannon Creek Airpark. 

The Reporter has chosen not to identify the pilot by name until next of kin has been notified.

She was killed shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday when her single-engine plane crashed into the home of Shane Renee Thomson in the Cannon Creek Airpark. Thomson and her son, Ethan, 7, were not injured. 

Murray Smith, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office public information office, was at the scene of the crash. He told the Reporter that the National Transportation Safety Board, out of Cocoa Beach, would be leading the investigation, with assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration out of Orlando. The Florida Highway Patrol will also be part of the investigation because the wreckage partly littered a public road.