Second banner plane crash in 1 week leaves Florida pilot hospitalized
A pilot was hospitalized after his banner plane crashed on the airfield at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
The crash occurred Thursday shortly after midday. Airport security and Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue responded to the scene to help the pilot, who suffered vital accidents.
It was the second crash in Florida in a week involving a Piper PA-25 Pawnee plane, in keeping with native information station WSVN.
The plane crashed in an upright place on the grass on the airfield, footage taken by WSVN exhibits.
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Rescue crews have been in a position to recuperate the pilot from the plane.
The pilot was in secure situation however suffered vital accidents. He was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital as a trauma alert, the outlet reported.
“Thoughts and prayers for the pilot, he’s in the hospital, he’s expected to make a full recovery, so he’s in our prayers,” Aerial Banners proprietor Bob Benyo instructed WSVN.
It is unclear what induced the plane to crash. The pilot was conducting a coaching train earlier than plummeting out of the sky and crash touchdown on the airport.
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“It’s horrifying, especially after last week’s event,” Benyo instructed WSVN. “Absolutely horrifying.”
Benyo stated the pilot concerned in the crash had greater than 1,000 hours of flight time logged on this specific plane.
The crashed plane has since been towed away from the airfield.
The incident was much like a deadly crash involving one other banner-towing plane that occurred final week in Hollywood, Florida.
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One individual, the pilot, died after a Piper PA-25 Pawnee crashed on a highway adjoining to Memorial Regional Hospital and burst into flames.
That plane, additionally owned by Aerial Banners, was flying towards the seaside from North Perry Airport. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot made a misery name to air visitors management and reported difficulties gaining altitude, WSVN reported.
The pilot was compelled to launch the banner however was unable to regain management of the plane and fell out of the sky. Witnesses reported the pilot made makes an attempt to keep away from folks in autos as he crashed on the highway.
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Benyo instructed WSVN Aerial Banners, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the deadly crash.
“I’m working with the investigators, as I’ve always have in the past. They will determine what happened, what was the probable cause,” Benyo stated. “The preliminary report will be out in another week or so, and the final, as you know, takes about a year to get.”
The identification of the pilot stays undisclosed.