A Kansas community is mourning the loss of an entire family -- a prominent businessman, his wife and their four children -- killed when their plane crashed into Florida swampland.
The victims of the Thursday afternoon crash were Ronald Bramlage, 45, his wife, Rebecca, 43, and their four children -- Brandon, Boston, Beau and Roxanne -- who ranged in age from 8 to 15, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida.
The family was returning home from the Bahamas to Kansas, and Ronald Bramlage was piloting the aircraft, officials said. The cause of the crash near Lake Kissimmee in Florida is under investigation.
Back in Kansas, friends and family reacted with shock to the news that a family with such deep, rich ties to the community was gone. They gathered outside the Bramlage home, where a trampoline sat in the frontyard, leaving flowers, cards and a teddy bear at a fence-line, make-shift shrine.