A 2006 Pilatus PC-12/47 Turbo Prop 12-seater plane crashed in Florida killing a father, a mother and their children, a Junction City family on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
The single-engine plane is piloted by Ronald Bramlage, 45, a Kansas businessman and owner of the company, Roadside Ventures LLC. His company is the owner of the plane.
Bramlage’s passengers are his wife who is the president of the Junction City Board of Education, Rebecca Bramlage, 43, and their four children, Brandon (15), Boston (13), Beau (11) and Roxanne (7).
Thursday morning when the Bramlage family on board with the single-engine plane left the Treasure Cay Airport in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. It stopped at St. Lucie County International Airport in Fort Pierce for refuelling and other customs-related transactions. At 12noon, they left the St. Lucie County International Airport heading to Kansas.
At 12:30noon, the plane crashed near Kings Trail and Jewell Lane in a palmetto-covered clearing in the Tiger Creek Preserve on the southwest corner of Lake Walk-in-Water.
The authorities noted that parts of the plane scattered in areas, and thought that the plane met troubles while up the air and lost its parts before crashing.
Ron and Becky are both graduates of Kansas State University.