Authorities continue to investigate a small plane crash in rural Seville on Saturday that killed a man and injured two others on board.
Passenger Jeffrey Luong, 27, of Port Orange, died at the scene. Pilot Mark Michael Repanshek, 26, of Port Orange, and passenger Jarrett Bruckner, 24, of Furlong, Pa., were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Their identities were confirmed Sunday by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
All three of the occupants were alumni of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace.
According to the school, Luong graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Maintenance with a minor in Aviation Safety.
While attending Embry-Riddle, he was active in multiple organizations including the campus radio station WIKD 102.5 FM, Touch-N-Go Productions, First Generation Student Association, Broken Arrow Scenario Club, Jeep & 4X4 Club and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Repanshek and Bruckner are current online graduate students with Embry-Riddle Worldwide, and Bruckner is a former Embry-Riddle certified flight instructor at the Daytona Beach campus, according to the school.
“The hearts of the entire Embry-Riddle community are with the family and friends of these young men,” said Embry-Riddle Interim President Dr. John R. Watret. “It deeply saddens us to lose one of our own, and we send strength to those recovering.”
Authorities say the small Cessna aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon at about 1:50 p.m. less than a mile north of the 700 block of Bunnell Road in the woods at the Double Bar B Ranch in the Seville area.
News 13 also received a statement from the National Transportation Safety Board Sunday evening saying quote, "We are in the early stages of investigating the accident and we are in the effect gathering stage at this time, not the analysis stage point, which will come later. We have interviewed that pilot and have documented the site and have done a preliminary investigation of the aircraft. This investigation is ongoing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with NTSB."
News 13 has also learned this aircraft has crashed before. According to an NTSB report from 2010, the plane collided with a fence at the end of a runway at Franconia Airport in New Hampshire. After landing, it was discovered the horizontal stabilizers, and the plane's left elevator had suffered damage.