Search on Lake Maitland

Law enforcement surveys a part of Lake Maitland after a plane from South Carolina crashed into the water Wednesday. Police confirmed two male victims were on board.

ORLANDO, FL (FOX Carolina) - Officials confirmed two Upstate men were killed when a plane crashed into a central Florida lake on Wednesday. 

On Thursday, the District Nine Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as Stanley Rampey and Raymond Dodd. 

Rampey was a longtime doctor and neighbors said Dodd was a car mechanic.

MORE: One of the 2 men killed in Florida plane crash was longtime Upstate doctor

On Wednesday, Maitland, FL police said a dive team found the crashed plane and two male victims from Seneca, SC in Lake Maitland.

Police also confirmed the plane originated from South Carolina.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 182 crashed into Lake Maitland around 11 a.m.

The crash happened after the plane made a stop at Orlando Executive Airport. It's final destination was Massey Ranch Airpark in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

The Orlando Sentinel reported the pilot made an emergency call to the tower before the crash, saying he was not "getting gas in the right tank.” When listening to radio traffic, the tower is heard repeating back the pilot's tail number - which they has been confirmed registered in Oconee County. 

Later in the evening, the Golden Corner Flying Club released a statement regarding the loss of their pilot and his passenger:

Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to the families, loved ones and friends of our downed pilot and his passenger.  At this tragic time, we request that everyone respect the privacy and dignity of the families.  
Golden Corner Flying Club is waiting on the results of investigations being conducted by Law Enforcement, the FAA and the NTSB. Our club is and will cooperate fully to determine the cause of the accident.

The FAA is investigating the incident, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the cause of the crash. 

Investigators have not yet identified who was the pilot and who was the passenger.

The NTSB was working to disassemble and transport what remained of the plane to another location to continue their investigation.

As of Thursday, investigators said they did not know what caused the plane to crash.


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