Bodies of Aspen man, others recovered after crash
December 8, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ” Four bodies have been recovered in the Florida Everglades, days after two small planes collided in air.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the bodies of Bryan Sax of Aspen, Colo., Stuart Brown of Pembroke Pines and Edson Jefferson of Miramar were brought in by airboat. The body of a fourth victim also was recovered but was not identified by authorities, though The Miami Herald identified the man as Andrew Marc Rossignol, 21, a certified pilot from the Stuart area. He was in the air with Sax when the twin-engine Piper collided with a single-engine Cessna, the Herald reported.
The planes departed Saturday from Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood airports. The wreckage was spotted the next morning about 25 miles west of Fort Lauderdale.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says authorities believe the planes collided because their wreckage was found very close together and both seemed headed for a flight-training zone.
Investigators scoured the wreckage Monday. The swampy area is accessible only by airboat.