Kim Presbrey and Thomas Rhoades of Aurora Injured in Plane Crash Into Publix Grocer, Deland, Florida


Volusia County Sheriff’s Office video shortly after a plane crashes in a Publix Supermarket in Deland, Florida and burns on 4-2-12.

Kim Presbrey and Thomas Rhoades were injured Monday night when they were on board a small experimental aircraft that crashed through the roof of a Publix grocery store at 299 E.International Speedway Blvd. The experimental Sea Wind 3000 — a small twin-engine plane — crashed through the roof causing an explosion and fireball about 7:20 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012. Three customers were injured, but no Publix employees were injured. All of the injured suffered burn injuries.

The aircraft, apparently owned by Kim Presbrey, had just taken off from DeLand Municipal Airport. The airplane was built from a kit in 2002 and is based out of Aurora, Illinois.

About 175 employees of the Publix store are being transferred to other stores until the Publix store in north Deland can be re-opened. Several Lowes employees from their store nearby rushed to see if they could help at the Publix.

911 calls released in plane crash:

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See also …
The Daytona Beach News-Journal DeLand Publix employees reassigned to other stores

West Volusia Beacon NTSB pulls aircraft from Publix building, as investigation into airplane crash begins

West Volusia Beacon See video of Publix roof; two of five injured in DeLand plane crash out of hospital

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