1 injured in small plane crash near Melbourne industrial area, fire chief says

Sky 6 video captured plane upside down in parking lot

Sky 6 video shows a small plane that crashed upside down in a West Melbourne parking lot shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A person was seriously injured after a small plane crashed near an industrial area in West Melbourne Tuesday afternoon, according to the city’s police department.

Officials said the West Melbourne Police Department, Melbourne Airport Police Department, Melbourne Police Department, Melbourne Fire Department and Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to the crash at 2:56 p.m. in the area of of 7617 Silver Sands Drive.

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Sky 6 shows video of small plane, which West Melbourne police described as a single-engine Piper PA-28, upside down in a parking lot following the crash.

While the plane did not strike any buildings, it did hit power lines, according to the Melbourne Fire Department.

The department said no other damage was reported.

The West Melbourne Police Department said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and left an Okeechobee airport at 2:17 p.m. heading to the Melbourne International Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the crash.

No other information is available at this time. Check back here for updates.


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