No injuries in Clermont plane crash in Florida
A single-engine plane crashed in a residential area in Clermont Sunday afternoon.
Clermont Police said the owner of the plane said he was attempting to land on his property located behind the 1700 block of Nature Cove Lane when a tail wind caused the pane to continue through a wire fence, then a wood fence.
The plane stopped in the backyard and crashed into a tree, according to a report.
Police say the owner had no injuries, and there was minor damage to the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash Monday. – MyFOX Orlando.
One person killed in small plane crash in Highlands County, Florida
One person is dead after a plane crashed in Highlands County.
The small, experimental aircraft crashed in a creek in the Spring Lake Subdivision, near Sebring. Authorities have not released the victim’s name at this time.
|A small plane crashed in Highlands County on Monday(Photo: Sky 10)|
Sky 10 video shows the plane crash is not far from several homes.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.
Initial reports indicated the plane was an ultralight aircraft, but the FAA describes it as an experimental, amateur-made plane. – WTSP.
Plane’s ‘hard lands’ and crash at the Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas, causing minor injuries
At least one person suffered minor injuries after an aircraft experienced a “hard landing” Sunday night at Wheeler Downtown Airport.
One of the aircraft’s two occupants suffered a broken arm, said Joe McBride, a Kansas City Aviation Department spokesman.
The Piper single-engine aircraft lost power and went down on the north side of the airport on or near a gravel maintenance road, McBride said.
Kansas City fire and police personnel responded to the accident, which occurred just before 7 p.m.
The aircraft had left an airport near Mosby, Mo., in Clay County and had flown over the Country Club Plaza before its pilot flew to Wheeler airport and practiced a “touch and go” landing, McBride said.
The plane soon lost power and came down north of the airport, coming close to going into the Missouri River, McBride said. Although the aircraft’s landing gear was damaged, the plane did not turn over, he said.
The Federal Aviation Administration probably will investigate the incident, McBride said. – Kansas City.
UPDATE: Two killed in Palm Beach County plane crash in Florida
A single-engine plane crashed in a marshy area within a Palm Beach County wildlife refuge Monday, killing its two passengers and sending rescue workers trudging through knee-high mud and dense brush to reach it.
The victims had not been identified late Monday, and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said authorities did not immediately know their genders.
Rescuers had to navigate the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge’s inhospitable conditions, west of U.S. 441 about 1.5 miles north of the docks off Lee Road, to reach the wreckage and pull the bodies from it.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft took off from the Palm Beach County Park — also known as the Lantana Airport — a general aviation facility west of Lantana. It was charred in the crash, which happened just before 1 p.m.
Investigators had not determined its type or registration number by the end of the day.
Ron Bradshaw, who was fishing for bass in the 145,800-acre park on Monday, said he heard a “whirring” sound before the plane went down, but didn’t see it happen.
“I heard the props go ‘whiiiirrrrrrr’ and then it must have nose-dived in,” he said. “And boom, that was it.”
From the crash site about a mile away, Bradshaw could see smoke billowing. He said he was the first one there and ran up a levee to try to help, but was stopped by the thick mud and a wall of cattails.
“There was nothing I could do,” Bradshaw said. “Because I couldn’t get to it.”
One of the wings of the plane had been torn off and was lying about 20 feet away from its body, he said. He looked for possible survivors in the area but didn’t see any. And he called 911, struggling to describe the location because it was “the middle of nowhere.”
Help arrived in force. First responders came from the Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Helicopters flew overhead and fire trucks and patrol cars streamed into the park.
Juanita Longwell watched them pull in from a dock she was sitting at within the refuge, where she came for a visit while on vacation from Spencer, Mass.
“You name it, it went in there,” she said. “We didn’t see anything except all the rescue things going in.”
Firefighters used airboats and the ladder of a fire engine to reach the burned wreckage, which they sprayed down with a hose.
It was not the first time a plane crashed in the wildlife refuge. In 2013, a man flying from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport to the Leesburg International Airport died after his plane crashed in it.
And in 2011, two men on their way from the Stuart Air Show to the North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport met the same fate.
The circumstances of Monday’s crash were not known by the end of the day. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause. – Sun Sentinel.