SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
A twin-engine plane carrying four lawyers from the same South Florida law firm likely lost an engine while over Lake Okeechobee and was trying to divert to the nearest airstrip when it crashed into the water, killing everyone onboard, flight records show.
The pilot, Eduardo Mulet, and the Delaware-based charter company he flew for, also had questionable certifications, online records show and according to a flight expert.
The partners from the Peterson Bernard law firm were returning from Tampa on Friday where they’d flown that same morning aboard the same plane to meet with new clients.
The return flight took off at 2:21 p.m. from Tampa International Airport bound for North Palm Beach County General Aviation airport. Estimated time of arrival was 3:35 p.m.