Saturday, November 14, 2020

Accident occurred November 14, 2020 in Macclenny, Baker County, Florida

A 53-year-old Jacksonville pilot was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after his homemade aircraft crashed Saturday night in Baker County.

The pilot was in critical condition when rushed to the hospital following the 5:40 p.m. crash at 14670 Florida 121 about 4 miles north of Macclenny, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Highway Patrol said the pilot, whose name wasn't released, was alone when the 2000 single-engine aircraft crashed. Nobody on the ground was injured, state troopers said.

The pilot was flying east from a hangar behind Mount Zion Church on Florida 121 when the airplane lost power, according to the Highway Patrol.

He turned the aircraft around to fly back to the hangar when the aircraft started to rapidly descend. The nose of the plane struck the ground injuring the pilot, according to the Highway Patrol.


An unregistered ultralight vehicle crashed in Baker County Saturday, according to Baker County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened near Highway 121 North, just 4 miles north of Macclenny and less than 2 miles away from the Georgia border.

According to BCSO, the ultralight vehicle was flying East from a hangar behind Mt. Zion Church near State Road 121, when it lost power. That’s when the 53-year-old pilot tried turning the vehicle back to the hangar, but started to rapidly lose altitude instead. As a result, the front of the vehicle struck the ground.

The pilot was seriously injured in the incident. His identity has not been revealed yet.

News4Jax obtained videos of the aftermath as emergency crews tended to the scene. A red mangled vehicle can be seen in the background.

The FAA was called to the scene, but said they will not investigate the incident because unregistered ultralight vehicles are not considered aircraft.

BCSO is investigating the crash.

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