Pilot dies after Oak Hill plane crash, deputies say

No one else hurt in crash, FAA officials say

OAK HILL, Fla. – The pilot of a Detrick DA-2 airplane who was critically injured Tuesday in a crash near an Oak Hill home has died, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a tweet from Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, deputies first received reports of a small plane crash at 3:35 p.m. near 1779 Maytown Road by Blue Oak Air Park.

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Deputies said that it appeared the pilot had lost control of the plane upon trying to take off and hit a tree.

According to the sheriff’s office, the pilot was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

The Federal Aviation Administration said no one else was injured.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

No other details have been released.

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