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A library in the city is named for Ron Bramlage’s grandmother, Dorothy Bramlage.

Ron Walker, superintendent of the local school district, said the family was down-to-earth despite their wealth and famous name. He said Rebecca, along with heading the school board, was a board member of the local school foundation.

“I’ve been here about 10 years now. She and Ron, they were among the first people to greet me. I didn’t even know they had any wealth at all for about five years. It was just, ‘How can we help you, how can we serve?’”

The 4,900-acre Tiger Creek Preserve about 50 miles southwest of Orlando contains hardwood swamps, hammocks, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, sandhill and longleaf pine/wiregrass habitat, according to its website.

The crash site was only reachable by helicopters and all-terrain vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation, which the Federal Aviation Administration said would take a long time. The family had stopped for customs in Fort Pierce, Fla., and had taken off a half-hour before the crash.

Associated Press writers Dana Fields and Maria Fisher in Kansas City, Mo., and David Fischer in Miami contributed to this report.