The pilot of a small plane was killed in a crash at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Wednesday, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
He was identified Wednesday night as 24-year-old Marshall Casey Barath, of Nampa, Idaho.
The twin-engine Piper PA-30 crashed off the end of the main runway shortly before noon while the pilot was practicing take-offs and landings, the Federal Aviation Administration said. No one else was aboard the plane.
The plane is registered to Jet Aircraft Management out of Sarasota. The pilot did not declare an emergency before crashing, according to Thomas Jewsbury, airport spokesperson.
The main runway has been shut down for more than five hours, but is not affecting other flights at the airport.
"The aircraft came to rest outside of what's referred to as the runway safety area," Jewsbury said. "Which gives us the ability to go ahead and open up that runway once we go ahead and clear it from rescue vehicles."
Barath was scheduled to fly the plane to California tomorrow.