Friday, April 06, 2018

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, N124AL: Accident occurred April 06, 2018 in Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA212
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 06, 2018 in Palatka, FL
Aircraft: SASSER ALLEN L SEAREY, registration: N124AL

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - The pilot of a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey that flipped over after landing on the St. Johns River north of Palatka was rescued by a nearby boater, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 63-year-old Allen Sasser was piloting the aircraft about 11:20 a.m. Friday when he attempted to land on the St. Johns River near his East Palatka home. 

During the landing, troopers said, the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey crashed and rolled. 

After he was helped by a boater, Sasser was taken to the Crystal Cove Marina, where he was checked out by a Putnam County Fire Rescue crew and refused treatment, troopers said.

The crash report said he suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said the upside-down plane was removed from the river to be taken to the pilot's home.

The Federal Aviation Administration was called to investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤

PALATKA, Fla. - Civilians helped rescue several people from the St. Johns River after a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey crashed in Palatka on Friday, according to officials with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said the crash went down in the river in the the Bostwick area near Seminole Electric, according to Putnam media. 

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is responding to the scene. 

We're working to find out the conditions of the crash victims. 

The city and the surrounding area has recently had several plane crashes. Authorities are expected to release more information.

In March, two people were hurt after a small plane crashed off Reid Street. Another incident happened in February after a small plane crash-landed behind a home off Dogwood Road.

Original article can be found here ➤

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