VENICE, Fla.- The pilot responsible for killing a father and daughter when his plane crash landed onto Caspersen Beach on Sunday is speaking out for the first time since the tragedy.
Pilot Karl Kokomoor's family and friends chose to speak on his behalf at the United Methodist Church.
Before a podium filled with microphones, WINK News got a third-person account of what happened that day.
Kokomoor's written account of what happened just before the plane hit the beach was read by a pastor at the church.
The pilot wrote that he could not express how sorry he was for the crash that killed the soldier and his daughter.
Kokomoor's wife was visibly upset as she stood near the pastor reading her husband's words.
"With the plane quickly descending and little ability to make any major turn, I spotted an area on the shore on which I did not see anyone and landed the plane. The plane hit the water to rest with the nose down at the water's edge. It was only after I landed and we exited the plane did I realize that there were people on the beach. I never saw them and am deeply, deeply, sorry."
We still don't know where Karl Kokomoor is today. Charges have not been filed against him. Kokomoor's family says he is too devastated and broken-hearted to see anyone right now, after what happened this past weekend.