Fishing show host killed in small plane crash

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 9 at 8:14 AM

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say it appears the host of a popular fishing show was killed when his single-engine plane crashed in southwest Florida.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office reports that a small plane owned by Jose Wejebe crashed into a field around 5 p.m. Friday, shortly after taking off from an Everglades City airpark.

One body was recovered from the wreckage. A medical examiner still has to officially confirm the identity, but investigators believe it was Wejebe.

The Cuban-born angler hosted "Spanish Fly," a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN.

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