Monday, April 18, 2022

Piper PA-28-140, N8891N: Accident occurred April 18, 2022 near Sandy Creek Airpark (75FL), Panama City, Bay County, Florida

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

Aircraft departed, experienced engine issues and crashed into a heavily wooded area. 


Date: 18-APR-22
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N8891N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PANAMA CITY
State: FLORIDA

Bay County Sheriff's Office - 

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a plane crash this afternoon at about 1:30 at Sandy Creek Airport.

Deputies and witnesses were able to locate the crash site.

A small plane had taken off at the Sandy Creek Airport at 1:30 only to crash in a wooded area near the airport after takeoff.

Two people in the place were found at the crash site with injuries and have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The FAA and the NTSB will conduct an investigation into the incident.

Prepared by R. Corley
Information by Capt. M. Branning
Approved by Sheriff T. Ford


BAY COUNTY, Florida — Two people were injured in a crash of a small plane Monday afternoon near the Sandy Creek Airport, Bay County Sheriff’s Office officials reported.

The plane had taken off from the Sandy Creek Airport at 1:30 p.m. and crashed in a wooded area near the airport shortly afterward, according to BCSO officials. 

Deputies and witnesses located the crash site. Two people were found in the plane at the crash site with injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

The FAA and the NTSB will conduct an investigation into the crash, officials said.


BAY COUNTY, Florida (WJHG/WECP) - Two people were taken to the hospital after crashing a plane on Monday afternoon.

Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies say around 1:30 p.m., they got reports of a plane crash near Sandy Creek Airport. After investigating and speaking to witnesses, they say the plane took off and crashed shortly after in the nearby woods.

They found the plane with two people inside. They were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.