FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA ORLANDO FSDO-15
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES 4 MILES FROM NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: NEW SMYRNA BEACH
A Beech A36 Bonanza crashed Monday afternoon, causing a small brush fire near Venetian Bay in the New Smyrna Beach area, an official said.
Emergency crews received the call about 3:30 p.m. regarding a plane crashing and a wing catching fire near Airport Road and Pioneer Trail, Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant said.
The pilot escaped with minor injuries to his face, Gant said.
The Beech A36 Bonanza is owned by Lee and Janet Kraus and registered out of Connecticut, records show. The Krauses own a home in nearby Spruce Creek Fly-In.
Officials have not said who was piloting the plane.
Several residents of Venetian Bay made their way to the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Luna Bella Lane to see what was going on in their neighborhood.
"We were sitting in the house and we saw a big truck go by and then (heard) a big boom," Mary Carrow said.
She said she thought the truck may have blown a tire, and it was unsettling to learn what had actually caused the loud noise.
"We always enjoy them," Carrow said of the planes, "but this is pretty scary."
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A plane crash was reported Monday afternoon in the area of Airport Road and Pioneer Trail near the Venetian Bay subdivision, according to Volusia County fire officials.
A witness saw the plane go down on the side of the road near a wooded area.
The pilot apparently got out of the plane with just a cut on his nose, WESH 2 News has learned.
The crash started a brush fire that was quickly put out.
An investigation is underway.
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