A pilot of a single-engine plane has died after his plane crashed Friday afternoon at the Sebastian Municipal Airport.
The Sebastian Police Department said officers responded to the airport at 2:43 p.m. in reference to the crash.
Captain Tim Wood said the plane’s 87-year-old pilot and sole occupant was transported to Sebastian River Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
“The investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board,” said Wood.
The plane was registered to someone from John’s Island.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the aircraft was a Piper PA-32-26.
According to Zach Longdon, a witness to the crash, the plane was a Cherokee 6.
Sebastian Daily will update you if more information is released about the crash.