Teen passenger injured in Safety Harbor plane crash is back home

Published Apr. 2, 2014

SAFETY HARBOR — Fifteeen-year-old Keyana Linbo, who was injured in a small plane crash on March 22 that killed the pilot and his daughter, was released from the hospital last week, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Pilot Jeffrey Bronken, 53, was flying his 15-year-old daughter and her friend to Clearwater from Chicago for spring break. They were all from Round Lake, Ill.

The Piper PA-28 crashed in the median of McMullen-Booth Road at 4 a.m. March 22, hitting power lines on the way down. Bronken died at the scene. His daughter, Katherine, died March 26 from her injuries, authorities said.

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report said the pilot reported a fuel emergency just before the crash.

According to the Daily Herald in Chicago, Linbo was among more than 400 people who attended a vigil in Round Lake on Sunday in honor of the Bronkens.