Plane crash in Hobe Sound under investigation
Martin County , Fl (treasurecoast.com) -A plane crash in Hobe Sound is under investigation.
Martin County sheriff’s deputies and fire rescue workers responded to a report of a plane down in a field Tuesday afternoon.
Martin County Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 2:45 p.m. and found one person, the pilot, injured, said Bureau Chief Kevin Parkes.
No one else was on board.
The plane went down off Southeast Bridge Road near South Florida Grassing Inc., which is at 4580 SE Bridge Road.
Emergency responders airlifted the patient via helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Parkes said he did not know the extent of the injuries, but “to warrant a flight, they had to be of some significance.”
No fires or active leaks were reported at the scene.
Deputies received reports of the emergency at 2:35 p.m., said sheriff’s spokeswoman Laurie Weber.
Deputies cleared the scene and traffic was not affected, according to Weber.
The Sheriff’s Office said the National Transportation Safety Board was notified and is investigating.