Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police on Treasure Coast want to know why plane flew so close to baseball fans: Incident happened on St. Patrick's Day



PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida  —

The Port St. Lucie police department needs your help in finding someone who may have flown their plane too close to First Data field during a Mets game last Friday.

Police are asking anyone who was at the game and may have snapped a photo or has video to contact detectives.

The game took place on St. Patrick's Day.

Master Sergeant Frank Sabol said an aircraft buzzed the First Data Field in St. Lucie West just prior to the start of the baseball game.

Sabol said the plane was about 150 feet from the ground and police want to know why and who was flying.

"It's a concern because they were flying really close to the stadium and we don't we don't have any intelligence to believe it was anything other than a plane just got to close to the stadium but we want to make sure. You know for the safety of our residents and for the safety to the patrons who go to the baseball games," said Sabol.

The plane is described as a white single-engine plane.

Police said they're contacting the Federal Aviation Administration and other airports in the area to try and learn the more.

"We don't have any intelligence to say that it was terror related or anything like that but we are curious and I do want to know and I know that from our side there's now criminal investigation it's just intelligence to see who it was," said Sabol.

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