- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking in the north Florida woods found the site of a small plane crash and skeletal remains.

The man called authorities Sunday evening after spotting the crash site at the Pruitt Trailhead in southwestern Marion County.

The Marion County Sheriff’s officials say the experimental-type two-seat plane was owned by Theodore Weiss, who was also the last person known to have flown the aircraft.

The Ocala StarBanner (https://bit.ly/1DsFHOA ) reports officials have not determined the remains are those of Weiss. He was last seen departing Dunnellon Airport on April 5 and never arrived at his destination in Zephyrhills.

Dozens of agencies searched for Weiss after he went missing.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are expected at the crash site sometime on Monday.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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