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Clearwater man among 4 killed in Bahamas plane crash

NASSAU, Bahamas – The four men who died in a small plane crash this week in the Bahamas were from Florida, including a Clearwater resident, police said today.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force said passenger Matthew Sokolowski, 42, was from Clearwater.

The other victims were identified as pilot Robert Dean Carlson, 47, and passenger Terry Wayne Haines, 57, both of Ormond Beach, and passengers Robert Michael Kennedy, 65; from Deland.

Assistant Police Commissioner Emrick Seymour said the cause of the crash remained under investigation.

The Cessna 340 crashed into shallow water Monday on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama, about 70 miles east of Florida. It had flown from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach.

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