Mechanical failure to blame for plane crash on busy Orange County road, FHP says

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Responders are on scene of a small aircraft down in the roadway in Orange County.


Orange County Fire Rescue said the crash happened at the intersection of University Boulevard and North Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando sometime around 4 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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According to troopers with Florida Highway Patrol, the plane suffered a mechanical failure causing the pilot to conduct an emergency landing.

The plane crashed on the eastbound lanes of University Boulevard, landing onto the south shoulder and partially on the driveway of a residence, according to FHP said.

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The plane’s wings hit two palm trees and the front of the aircraft caused minor damage to the driveway wall of the residence before the plane stopped on the south shoulder of University Boulevard, FHP said.

The pilot, , identified as a 40-year-old man from Longwood, sustained minor injuries but was not transported. He was the only one in the plane at the time of the crash.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be further investigating the crash.

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Photos: Small plane crashes along busy Orange County road

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.