Published: Apr 14, 2013 6:28 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near the Treasure Coast Airpark.
 
Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of the crash Sunday at 9 a.m.
 
Authorities say a single-seat, single-engine aircraft built from a kit crashed nose down near the entrance of the private Port St. Lucie airport. The pilot, 62-year-old John Schoonover of Davie, was killed on impact.
 
No information on the cause of the crash was immediately available.

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