Fort Myers man dead after crashing plane into Apalachicola River

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lewis Cameron Midlam, 73, of Fort Myers, died after crashing a small airplane (Cessna 210) in the Apalachicola River Friday night – Photo by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Lewis Cameron Midlam, 73, of Fort Myers, died after crashing a Cessna 210 into the Apalachicola River Friday night.

Midlam took off from the Apalachicola Regional Airport and crashed into the east side of a marsh in the Apalachicola River.

Midlam reportedly took off around round 6:10 p.m. last night. Neighbors reported the crash to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and law enforcement immediately responded to the scene by boat, where they found him dead near the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, Continental Motors Group and Air Safety Cessna were all at the Apalachicola Airport this afternoon conducting investigations.

Midlam’s body was taken to a morgue in Tallahassee.

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