Pilot seriously injured in plane crash identified as Panama City Beach man

The pilot seriously injured in a plane crash Thursday afternoon has been identified as a Panama City Beach man. According to reports from the News Herald, authorities said, Roch A. D Aoust, 65, was attempting to take off from Marathon Airport in the Florida Keys when strong winds reportedly blew the single engine plane into a tree line. Two passengers were also seriously injuried. Another passenger suffered minor injuries. The FAA is investigating the crash.