OKEECHOBEE — At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 transfer from Highlands County Sheriff’s Office from a pilot who had just made an emergency crash landing thought to be somewhere in Okeechobee County between State Road 78 and State Road 70 West.
Simultaneously, OCSO Communications were also receiving notifications through FAA Miami and the United States Air Force Command that a small passenger plane went down near the boundaries of our county.
After searching several areas, the aircraft was found in a cow pasture roughly 1500 feet off State Road 70 in Glades County.
The pilot and only passenger survived the landing but were flown from the scene by trauma alert due to injuries sustained in the crash. The NTSB is investigating the incident