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Plane Crash - Naples Airport 

 

On July 25, 1997 a Gulfstream American AA-5B crashed on attempting to return to Naples Airport. The aircraft with two aboard had just taken off on a training flight for a local advertising company.

The pilot reported losing power and was returning to the airport when the aircraft lost altitude and crashed into a cement wall on the Westside of Airport-Pulling Rd. near South Horseshoe Drive after skidding across Airport-Pulling Rd.

The Pilot died in the hospital the next day.


 

First responders work to extract the pilots from the downed aircraft.
The aircraft skidded into the brick wall at the entrance to South Horseshoe Dr., just a block north of the airport.
The instructor co-pilot is loaded into an ambulance with non-life threatening injuries as his wife looks on.
A  Medivac Helicopter lands on Airport-Pulling Rd. (left) to transport the critically injured pilot to a hospital (right) where he died the next day.

 

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