men tao killed in small plane crash near orlando
Men Tao Dies in Plane Crash at Lake Harney, Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (December 8, 2017) – Men Tao, a Chinese national staying in Sanford, was confirmed to be one of the three victims of a plane crash on Friday, according to an article by PalmBeachPost.com. (map)

The plane crash was first reported around 11:30 am on Friday. A King Air plane belonging to Commercial Training Solutions was en route to the Orlando Sanford International Airport with a pilot and two trainees on board. The plane crashed into Lake Harney for an unknown reason.

22 year old Men Tao, one of the two trainees on board the plane, was tragically killed in the crash. Also killed were fellow trainee Hou Xupeng, and pilot Kamalesh Naik. The plane’s wreckage has not been located yet.

The plane reportedly was owned by Commercial Training Solutions, but was still registered to PlaneMarketing LLC, a group that deals with buying and selling aircraft. The King Air involved in Friday’s accident is also listed in the “Recently Sold” section of PlaneMarketing’s website. It is unknown how long Commercial Training Solutions actually owned the aircraft.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time to determine cause and liability, and the FAA and NTSB are already on site. Lexton Law is still receiving updates on this accident, and will continue to update this article accordingly.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

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