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I knew Ken and his family, great man, great work with K9's, he will be sorely missed.

WEST PALM BEACH — The Coast Guard searched the Atlantic about 20 miles east of Palm Beach for a Piper PA 32 aircraft with two adults and two dogs aboard that crashed into the water Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration.
One passenger aboard was a longtime Palm Beach County veterinarian who ran an animal hospital and pet daycare center in Greenacres for several years.
The plane is believed to have gone down at about 1 p.m., the FAA said. It said air-traffic controllers alerted it to the crash.
The plane was heading to the Bahamas from the Lantana airport, Jonathan Miller, CEO of Galaxy Aviation, confirmed Friday. Galaxy is Palm Beach County Park Airport’s private fixed-base operator.
Flight Aware, a website that tracks flights, shows the small plane leaving the Lantana airport and then, just over 15 minutes later, zigzagging multiple times and going down.
The log shows the plane going up and down rapidly. It climbs 729 feet per minute, then drops 814 feet per minute, followed by a later descent of 438 feet per minute before it likely crashed. The radar showed storms in the area when the plane went down, never making it to its destination of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.