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Aircraft makes abrupt landing in Punta Gorda pasture

Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-17 22:32:40-04

Officials say a small aircraft made an unexpected landing in a pasture and caused a brush fire, Saturday afternoon.

It happened between Bermont Rd and Washington Loop Rd in Punta Gorda.

Charlotte County EMS say they received a call about the landing at approximately 2:27 p.m.

When they arrived, the pilot, the only passenger in the plane, was found uninjured, according to CC EMS.

Officials say a brush fire estimating to be a quarter of an acre occurred following th landing.

At this time the Federal Aviation Administration is currently on scene conducting an investigation.

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