HILLIARD, Fla. – A pilot suffered minor injuries when a small plane crashed Wednesday morning in the yard of a home in Hilliard, according to News 6 partner WJXT-TV.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that an aircraft crashed in the backyard of a home on Eastwood Road near Poole Road.
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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a single-engine fixed-wing airplane pilot was conducting maneuvers in the vicinity of Hilliard Airpark and then airplane went into a stall, plummeted and struck a tree before breaking through the branches and hitting the ground.
The Sheriff’s Office said there was a fuel leak from the aircraft.
The pilot — identified as a 69-year-old man from North Augusta, South Carolina — was later transported to an area hospital out of precaution with “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to authorities.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were also notified of the incident.
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