Pilot sustains minor injuries

Special to the Caloosa Belle

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, at approximately 4 p.m., Hendry County Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a small engine plane crash in rural Western Hendry County.

 Emergency response personnel responded to the area locating the crash site and the pilot.  Emergency response personnel were able to locate the pilot and were able to safely assist him in exiting the cockpit. 

 It was reported that the pilot had minor injuries but was transported to a nearby medical facility where his injuries were evaluated.

 It was reported by the pilot that the plane began to lose power.  The pilot was able to safely land the plane without damage to nearby property and with minimal injuries.

 The FAA has been notified and will be conducting additional investigation.