Saturday, February 11, 2017

Quad City Challenger II: Incident occurred February 11, 2017 near Punta Gorda Airport ( KPGD), Charlotte County, Florida

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A 60-year-old man was hospitalized following a plane crash Saturday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

A Quad City Challenger II crashed into the woods around 5:40 p.m. while trying to land at the Punta Gorda Airport, the FAA said. The pilot sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

No others were on the plane and no flights were disrupted.

The FAA is still investigating the crash.


PUNTA GORDA, FL - A Quad City Challenger II went down in the wooded area near the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday afternoon, according to Charlotte County Fire and EMS.

The call came in at 5:35 p.m.

One 60-year-old man was aboard the aircraft that was found in the trees. He was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The crash happened when the plane was attempting to take off from the airport.

The FAA has been notified of the incident.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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