BCSO: Sheriff's officials responding to downed plane

Courtesy: Bay County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Bay County Sheriff's Office(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 30, 2018 at 11:32 AM CDT
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UPDATE: According to BCSO, deputies have arrived on the scene of a single engine Cessna plane crash on Sunbelt Road, off of Steelfield Road, in the Pine Log/West Bay area.

Officials said the pilot has been speaking to deputies and appears to be uninjured.

The plane is reportedly a rental plane out of Deland.

BCSO officials said the pilot flew to Destin from Deland and was headed to Panama City Beach when he had to make an emergency landing.

They also said upon landing on the dirt road, the front tire appears to have sunk in the sand and the plane flipped over.

According to BCSO, Bay County Fire is on scene as well as officials from the Northwest Florida International Airport.

Officials said the scene will be secured to await a team from the FAA, which will conduct the investigation into the crash.


Original Story: According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, sheriff's officials are responding to Steelfield Road in the Pine Log/West Bay area in reference to a downed plane.

In a release from BCSO, officials said the plane is a Cessna single engine plane believed to be resting upside down on the road and leaking fuel.

The pilot has reportedly not been injured.

BCSO deputies are just arriving on the scene, as of late Saturday morning.

We will update this story as we learn more.