Monday, June 12, 2017

Grumman AA-5B Tiger, N74262: Incident occurred June 12, 2017 in Naples, Collier County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

http://registry.faa.gov/N74262

Aircraft force landed on a highway.  

Date: 12-JUN-17
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N74262
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA5B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NAPLES
State: FLORIDA





A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on the Alligator Alley section of Interstate 75 Monday morning near the Collier-Broward County line after the pilot said he lost power in the plane, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The landing happened at about 10 a.m. Ken Watson, a regional recruiter for the FHP, confirmed that the pilot's name is William James McKay, 49, a Maitland resident. McKay declined to be interviewed Monday morning.

McKay had been flying from Key West to Okeechobee Monday morning, with a final destination of Orlando. Maitland is an Orlando suburb.

Story and video: http://www.naplesnews.com










COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A small plane made an emergency landing Monday morning on Interstate 75 in Collier County, just west of the Broward County line.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of the Grumman American AA5B lost power and made an emergency landing on the stretch of I-75 known as Alligator Alley about 10:30 a.m.

A view from Sky 10 showed the plane in the grass median.

No injuries were reported.

A check of the plane's registration shows that it belongs to Seminole County resident William McKay.

The FAA is investigating.

Story and video:  https://www.local10.com

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