Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N84287: Accident occurred August 13, 2019 in Jay, Santa Rosa County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft crashed near Escambia River under unknown circumstances.

Date: 13-AUG-19
Time: 18:05:00Z
Regis#: N84287
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: JAY

U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama
August 13th, 2019

Today, an ATC Mobile MH-65 was diverted from a training mission in response to a downed aircraft on the Escambia River in the vicinity of Jay, Florida. Reported by Pensacola Air Traffic Control, the area is very remote and only reachable by boat. Emergency personnel were able to get on scene, locate, and stabilize the survivor, who was in serious condition. The aircrew landed on the nearby sand bar and embarked the survivor and EMS personnel for immediate transport to Sacred Heart Hospital helipad in Pensacola, Florida. Great work to all involved!

JAY, Florida (WKRG) — An airplane has crashed on a sandy embankment near the Escambia River Tuesday afternoon.

The Santa Rosa County Sherrif’s Office says the Cessna 172K Skyhawk crashed about two miles from Terrell Landing around 1:00 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The Coast Guard was able to transport the pilot in his twenties to the hospital via helicopter. His condition has not been released, but the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says he has been trauma alerted.

Jay, Allentown and Munson Fire Departments, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Coast Guard, and an ambulance responded to the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤

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