By Tori Lynn Schneider – Tallahassee Democrat
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a Sunday evening plane crash at the Panacea airport.
WCSO described the crash of the small unidentified aircraft as one “with injuries” but provided no specifics.
“We are waiting for investigators from the FAA who will be conducting the investigation,” the department said in a Facebook post around 6 p.m.
WCSO said more information would be released “when it is appropriate and available.”
As word spread about the crash on social media, Facebook commenters said they had heard the plane’s pilot would be alright.
“I haven’t been able to get an update, it will probably be tomorrow before I have one, but as far as I know, it was just injuries,” Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jeff Yarbrough said Sunday around 8:30 p.m.
A photo posted on Facebook showed the scene of the crash. The fuselage of the small plane appeared intact, but Tallahassee resident Rick Oppenheim, who was passing by, said the landing gear were “flattened.”
“Looked like 1 person was lying on the ground,” he wrote on Facebook. “We counted 3 Highway Patrol cars, 6 Wakulla Sheriff’s cars, 3 fire trucks and 1 EMT passing us heading there.”