No injuries in Tuesday plane crash
Published 10:33 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A father and son escaped injury during a Tuesday single engine plane crash.
The Piper PA-28 Cherokee contacted air traffic control at the Pensacola International Airport and advised that they lost their engine, according to Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office. The pilot then sat the plane down in a field about 4.5 miles southeast of the Brewton Airport, near the intersection off Travis and Woodchuck roads, just a few thousand feet from the Alabama-Florida state line.
The private plane suffered moderate damage to the right side after hitting a post during the landing.
The father and son were set to land at the airport at the time of the crash and were reportedly heading to a museum in the area.
According to authorities, the duo is not from the Brewton area.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department and Brewton Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash site. The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office secured the scene with the FAA responding to conduct an official investigation.