Due to its temperate weather, Florida remains a home or a destination to many people looking to engage in outside activities during the winter months. Skydiving, one of humanity’s more extreme pastimes, is one of those activities. Which is why it is somewhat fitting that every year Cocoa Beach hosts an event called Skydiving Santas.
A plane crash within the Spruce Creek Airport located at Daytona Beach resulted in two individuals being taken to nearby hospitals as trauma alerts. Reports from emergency response teams working within Daytona indicated that the incident took place sometime during the day on Sunday, October 27th. The reports did not mention at what precise time the accident happened, and at the time of this writing it is not clear just which of the numerous emergency crews located within Daytona Beach responded to the reports of the crash.
Two people were killed and another injured this past Thursday, October 31st, 2019, when the aircraft they were flying suffered a mechanical malfunction, which then caused the plane to crash onto State Road 200 and collide with a vehicle that had been traveling along the highway.
Students aboard a private plane used by an aviation school within the city of Apopka received the fright of their lives when the plane in which they were traveling landed on the runway in such a manner as to cause it, after numerous bumps, to roll over. The report from the Apopka Police Department stated that the aviation accident took place on the morning of Thursday, October 24th, just before 10:00. It was not immediately clear whether or not the pilot in charge of the plane at the time of the crash was an instructor or if one of the students was attempting to land the aircraft.
Two pilots narrowly escaped with their lives this past Friday morning when the single-engine aircraft they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff, just at the edge of a runway near the Leesburg International Airport in Lake County.
On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, a single-engine airplane crashed into Lake Maitland near Orlando, killing both the pilot and passenger – two South Carolina men who were aboard aircraft at the time of the accident.
Making headline news around the country on Saturday, May 4th, was the report about a Boeing 737 that crashed in Jacksonville after skidding off the runway of NAS Jacksonville. The reports from the numerous agencies that responded to the aviation accident indicated that the flight was returning from Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay when it made its landing at NAS Jacksonville. Aboard the plane at the time of the accident were 142 individuals. It is believed that most of these people were civilians who were simply returning from Cuba after a vacation.
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.