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Teen Injured in Clearwater Plane Crash Returns to Illinois

A plane rests in the median on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater after crashing March 22. The pilot and a passenger, a father and daughter from Illinois, were killed. A second passenger was released from the hospital in the last week.
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A plane rests in the median on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater after crashing March 22. The pilot and a passenger, a father and daughter from Illinois, were killed. A second passenger was released from the hospital in the last week.
A plane rests in the median on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater after crashing March 22. The pilot and a passenger, a father and daughter from Illinois, were killed. A second passenger was released from the hospital in the last week.
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A plane rests in the median on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater after crashing March 22. The pilot and a passenger, a father and daughter from Illinois, were killed. A second passenger was released from the hospital in the last week.

A teenage girl who was injured in a Clearwater plane crash that killed her friend and friend's father has been released from the hospital and returned home to Illinois.

Citing representatives from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, The Tampa Bay Times reportsthat  Keyana Linbo, 15, was released from St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

Suburban Chicago paper The Daily Herald says Linbo was able to attend a memorial service for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, this past Sunday.

Linbo was injured when a Piper PA-28 crashed on McMullen-Booth Road early in the morning of March 22. The plane hit power lines before coming to rest nose first in the median.

Jeffrey Bronken, 53, died at the scene, while Katherine Bronken, 15, died at the hospital last week. The three were flying from Chicago to Clearwater for spring break.

According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, Jeffrey Bronken reported a fuel emergency shortly before the crash.

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Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.After serving two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, Gentry worked for a number of newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times), the Tampa Tribune and Orlando Sentinel. She was a Kaiser Foundation Media Fellow in 1994-95 and earned an Master's in Public Administration at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1996. She directed a journalism fellowship program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for four years.Gentry created Health News Florida, an independent non-profit health journalism publication, in 2006, and served as editor until September, 2014, when she became a special correspondent. She and Health News Florida joined WUSF in 2012.
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