WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. - A small plane crashed in an industrial park near the Melbourne Orlando International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, the West Melbourne Police Department confirmed.
Emergency crews responded to 7617 Silver Sands Dr. around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, which is very close to the airport's runway.
Authorities said the Piper PA-28 was flying into Melbourne from Okeechobee around 3 p.m. when the pilot reported a mechanical issue. Before coming down to the ground, the place struck some power lines and flipped over after landing, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and was taken to a hospital in "stable but serious condition," officials said.
According to the FAA's website, the plane is registered to someone in New Jersey.
A small plane crash in an industrial park in West Melbourne, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (FOX 35 Orlando)
A small plane crash in an industrial park in West Melbourne, Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and will be assisting in an investigation into what caused the crash.