Plane crash claims life of Navarre doctor

Dr. Sheryl Roe was on board the plane

A man and woman were killed when a small plane they were in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off of Henderson Beach in Destin. Dr. sheryl roe

At 6:52 p.m. a 911 call came in to Okaloosa dispatchers from a man who said he saw a small prop plane go down near Henderson Beach State Recreation Area as he was running on the beach.  First responders converged on the area and began searching along the coastline while the Coast Guard searched the water.  They located debris and personal items scattered along the coast from the area between Henderson Beach and the Walton Co
unty line.

Officials at the Destin Airport reported that a Piper Archer registered in Texas was overdue.  Pilot James Shumbert, 67, and passenger Dr. Sheryl Roe, 60, are believed to have been the only people on board.  Bodies of a male and female were recovered near the crash site.

Dr. Roe was a practicing acupuncturist in Navarre and Fort Walton Beach.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.


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