Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida
Aircraft landed 1/2 mile south of the airport in a field after reporting an engine failure.
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AT-6D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: PUNTA GORDA
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A plane force landed about half a mile northwest of the Punta Gorda Airport, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.
The emergency landing occurred around 2 p.m. A North American SNJ-5 lost power and was unable to reach the runway, deputies said. The pilot was able to land the plane safely on the belly of the aircraft in a nearby cow pasture.
The pilot was uninjured and the copilot suffered only minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
No other injuries were reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla - - A plane force landed just half a mile from the Punta Gorda Airport, Saturday.
Charlotte County Deputies responded to a cow pasture where the crash took place.
A North American SNJ-5 had lost power and was unable to make it to the runway, deputies said.
The pilot was able to safely belly land the aircraft and was uninjured. The co-pilot suffered only a minor scratch to his arm.
No cows were injured in the landing.