En route to Destin Airport, a small plane crashed Wednesday, leaving one dead and a Destin company in mourning.



The Bay County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Eli Larry Caison, 52, who grew up in Destin, was the pilot killed when a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 crashed at about 7:30 a.m. some 200 yards east of the Sandy Creek Air Park near Panama City. The plane and pilot worked for Shalimar- and Destin-based Grey Aviation Advisors and Solutions Inc.



To read more about the wreck and to see a video from the scene, click on this story from the Panama City News Herald >>UPDATE: Small plane crashes; 1 dead // VIDEO



To read more about the local firm tied to the crash, see this story by the Northwest Florida Daily News. >>Plane crash news is tragic for local firm