AERIAL MESSAGES OF DAYTONA & SALES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N54HY
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED OFF AIRPORT, SEMINOLE COUNTY, NEAR GENEVA, FLORIDA.
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A1
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A small plane force landed at the Seminole State College driving track Wednesday while sheriff’s deputies were training.
Deputies noticed the plane flying over the driving track in Geneva at an unusually low altitude around 10:45 a.m.
The sheriff’s office helicopter was unable to make contact with the plane, but heard its engine sputtering, deputies said.
Everyone was ordered off the track and the pilot attempted to land, but was unable to bring the plane to a complete stop before crashing into a chain-link fence, deputies said.
Every Seminole County deputy getting tactical driving training Wednesday morning heard the radio call to get out of the classroom building.
"Clear the building, clear the building now, clear the building," the radio transmission said.
The plane came to rest yards away from a number of parked cars and the training facility building, deputies said.
Deputies said the plane sustained significant damage, but nobody was injured.
This is a very, very close call, the plane is descending and only moments to get our deputies off the track," Sgt. Celines Rios said.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
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