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On July 16th, 2020, authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission began an investigation into the cause of an aviation accident that occurred at Lake Dexter in Astor, and involved a small seaplane carrying two men.
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.
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.
Two people, a man in his 50s and a female teen, who may be father and daughter though they have not yet been identified, died on the morning of November 20th when a small airplane they were traveling in crashed into a southwest Orlando lake. The plane took off from Orlando Executive Airport shortly after 11:15 a.m., only five miles away from the crash site in Clear Lake, a roughly 300-acre lake off Rio Grande Avenue. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and were the only two people on board, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. It’s estimated that were in the air for only 15 minutes or less.
On April 12, a Piper PA-31 plane inbound to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed into the woods near the airport. Four people were presumed dead after the plane nosedived and exploded. Investigators are looking into what caused the crash.
Accident investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) report that no one was injured in a recent aviation accident at Orlando Sanford International Airport. They say that the small, single-engine aircraft crashed into a ditch after veering off the runway around 10 a.m. one recent morning. The FAA’s investigation is still ongoing, and the agency has not yet determined the cause of the crash, but investigators said that the aircraft sustained minor damage. This aviation accident is the second to occur in Florida in as many weeks. A single-engine aircraft recently had to make an emergency landing in the median of Interstate 75 near Tampa after experiencing engine problems. Orlando aviation accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been monitoring developments in both accidents very closely, as recent trends suggest poor aircraft maintenance may be contributing factors.
Six members of a Kansas family returning from a vacation in the Bahamas were killed recently when their 2006 Pilatus PC-12 single-engine light aircraft crashed into the Tiger Creek Preserve near Lake Weohyakapka around 12:36 p.m. According to their flight plan, they had stopped to clear customs at St. Lucie County Airport (FPR) at 10:15 a.m. that morning. After clearing customs, they taxied and took off from St. Lucie at 12:05 p.m. en route to their home in Junction City, Kansas.