Despite rumors, there’s not been a plane crash

Published 12:30 pm Friday, April 4, 2014

Despite rumors on social media, local law enforcement said there has been no plane crash in Escambia County.

Shortly before lunch, new feeds on Facebook were full of claims that a small aircraft had crashed at the Brewton Municipal Airport. Thankfully, they were untrue.

Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, said this the third time in recent days he’s heard the rumor.

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“I repeat, there’s been no plane crash,” Lambert said. “I don’t know who all is starting this, but it is absolutely false. We did have a high speed chase earlier this morning where we had to use the aircraft to track him, but we backed off when he entered into Florida.”

Lambert said the details of that arrest will be released later this afternoon.