Small Aircraft makes Crash Landing in Punta Gorda

WFTXPublished: March 17, 2018Updated: March 18, 2018
Published: March 17, 2018Updated: March 18, 2018

Officials say a small aircraft made an unexpected landing in a pasture and caused a brush fire, Saturday afternoon. It happened between Bermont Rd and Washington Loop Rd in Punta Gorda. Charlotte County EMS say they received a call about the landing at approximately 2:27 p.m. When they arrived, the pilot, the only passenger in the plane, was found uninjured, according to CC EMS. Officials say a brush fire estimating to be a quarter of an acre occurred following th landing. At this time the Federal Aviation Administration is currently on scene conducting an investigation. Stick with Fox 4 for more updates as we get it.

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