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.
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.
At 3:35 p.m. it was reported a small single-engine plane crashed off a grass airstrip in the area of 1779 Maytown Road, Oak Hill. The pilot, the lone occupant, was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. FAA/NTSB has been notified.— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) November 15, 2022
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.
No other details have been released.
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