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Small aircraft crash in Western Saint Lucie County

Small aircraft crash in Western Saint Lucie County

A small aircraft crashed in Western Saint Lucie County according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.

Patient transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

We will be updating when information is available.

6:06 PM.

The plane tried to make an emergency landing in an orange grove. The pilot started to call Mayday.The 23 year old pilot  crashed into a truck and flipped onto a barn. When fire rescued arrived the pilot was up and walking around. He was taken to the hospital. There was a lot of fuel that spilled.  The pilot told authorities that he was having mechanical issues and was sending distress calls for several minutes before his plane crashed.

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