An already unusual incident turned tragic inside of Hillsborough County this past Thursday, April 4th, after a helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing onto a busy street close to Tampa. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident began close to 2:30 in the afternoon while a helicopter with two individuals was flying over 50th Street in Hillsborough County.
A lawsuit has been filed by the father of a person taking flying lessons after the plane they were in crashed and killed both the student and the flight instructor. The incident, which took place last April, happened within Daytona Beach. Officers with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office stated that the aviation accident occurred close to 10:00 in the morning, when a small Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft fell from the sky and landed close to 1496 Took Farms Road, near to the Daytona Beach Flea and Farmers’ Market.
Reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are the earliest pieces of information we have regarding an aviation accident that happened within Polk County and left one individual dead and two others injured. At the time of this writing, we know that the incident happened at a residence within the city of Winter Haven and that it took place on Saturday, February 23rd.
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.