Authorities with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are working to ascertain the causes behind a fatal aviation accident that took place inside the town of Anthony, at the Jumbolair Airport, that involved one of the planes housed there. What we know at this time is that at least one person is dead as the result of some sort of malfunction or navigational error, and that this person died after the plain in which they were traveling crashed close to the runway.
Two Florida men suffered minor injuries over the weekend after the airplane they were travelling in experienced an unexpected engine problem, causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a nearby field in DeLeon Springs this past Sunday afternoon.
Four Floridians were fatally injured in a two-plane, mid-air collision earlier this week when the single and double-engine light aircraft they were piloting crashed into each other near the border of the Everglades in Miami-Dade County.
At approximately 3 p.m. this past Saturday afternoon, two people suffered minor injuries when the plane they were flying crashed into two local homes, before coming to a rest in a neighborhood retention pond.
Members of the Volusia County Fire Rescue responded this past Tuesday evening to reports of a plane crash in the city of Port Orange. Initial reports from the VCFR indicate that, as of the time of this writing, at least one person has died and another person was hospitalized with severe injuries after the incident, which happened when a small private plane failed to make it off of the Spruce Creek Airport runway.
A homeowner in Miami received the shock of her life this past Wednesday when a helicopter used by the Royal Canadian Air Force during search and rescue operations somehow managed to accidentally release a large rescue raft while flying over her home. The Miami-Dade County Police has issued a statement regarding the bewildering incident that recounts how the helicopter was flying directly over a residential area when an 80-pound raft somehow became uncoupled from its harnesses. The report stated that the helicopter was returning to the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after having spent the day engaged in various training exercises in the ocean off of Florida’s coast.
On Christmas Eve, a twin-engine Cessna 340 took off from Polk County Airport with the stated intention of flying to Key West for a quick lunch before returning later in the afternoon. Inside of the plane were the 70-year-old Shannon, the 24-year-old Shannon, the 26-year-old Worthington, the 27-year-old Worthington, Jr., and the 32-year-old Clayton.
A little over a week ago, an airplane flying through the Lake Harney area was preparing to land at the Orlando Sanford International Airport when something occurred to cause the small craft to crash. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane, a Connection900 BE-9L, was nearing the county line separating Seminole and Volusia counties when the incident took place that sent the plane out of control and Lake Harney itself.
Evening in Hillsborough County diverted from its normally quiet path this past Monday after an unusual event ended in a 9-1-1 call and emergency response crews rushing to a home located in the Tampa area. According to a statement from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call sometime after 5:00 in the evening from a man identifying himself as Bradley Bates, a 51-year-old who comes from an undisclosed residence. The statement goes on to describe in some detail just what occurred on Monday to result in Bates calling 9-1-1, however there are numerous details that are not supplied in the case.
A hot air balloon carrying 17 people crashed near Walt Disney World in Orlando on Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the balloon crashed into a retention pond near State Road 429 at Western Way. One person was injured, although the Orange County Fire Rescue says the injuries did not seem to be serious.