Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N5505R: Perfect landing at the Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida

Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N5505R

This  Cessna 172F Skyhawk landed safely at a landfill near Cocoa Sunday. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

COCOA -- COCOA -- Engine problems forced a pilot to turn a Brevard County landfill into a runway Sunday. A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday at a landfill near Cocoa. 

A security guard at the landfill, near State Road 524 and Adamson Road, said the plane landed after noon Sunday.

The Cessna 172 Skyhack pilot and two passengers were not hurt.

“The plane was down at the landfill on the south end, and it was right in the middle of the roadway and he landed it perfectly,” said Jeff Taormina.

The plane was still at the landfill at last check Sunday.

The owner plans to get the plane out with the help of a mechanic.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to assess the situation.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Officials said no one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing at a landfill in Brevard County Sunday. 

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. at the landfill on Adamson Road in Cocoa. 

There were three people on board when the plane landed safely at the landfill. 

Fire rescue crews responded to make sure there were no injuries and no hazards following the landing. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted about the emergency landing. 

The plane will be removed from the landfill, officials said.

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