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December 14, 2017

Plane Registered to Cullowhee Man Crash Lands

Photo By: Tristan Turner (WEAR TV)

A plane registered to a Cullowhee man went down in south Alabama on Tuesday afternoon. According to WEAR-TV Authorities said the pilot and passenger were able to walk away. The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at the intersection of Travis and Woodchuck roads about four and a half miles southeast of Brewton Municipal Airport.The PA-28 Cherokee, a single-engine plane registered to Van A. Stayton, lost its engine and sent a mayday to the Pensacola (Fla.) tower. The sheriff’s office said the plane sustained minor damage after hitting a fence. Authorities said the aircraft took off from Peach Tree DeKalb Airport in Atlanta with the pilot’s destination being Pensacola. Authorities have not released the name of the pilot or passenger. The Federal Aviation Administration has been assigned to the investigation.

Post source : WEAR TV

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