The safety policy he ignored could have saved this guy from a horrible fate.
The young man took a plane out over the Everglades on Saturday evening. He never returned.
By all accounts, this flight school student was a great guy. It was only when he didn’t show up at church that people realized there was a problem, and started a search.
An alligator was spotted by a news crew in a helicopter next to the wreckage of a small airplane crash in the Florida Everglades devouring the victim’s body.
The single-engine Cessna 152 was found in a swampy area roughly seven miles west of Homestead, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The FAA said the pilot was the only person on board and his name has not been released.
The news crew inside of WPLG’s helicopter spotted the alligator eating the crash victim’s body near the wreckage.
Source: Daily Mail
Watch News report:
The plane was registered to Air Christian Inc. in Miami. The same plane was forced to make an emergency landing on U.S. Highway 41 in Collier County in December 2015.
A logo for Dean International Flight Training & Aircraft Rentals was on the side of the plane. The company is based at Miami Executive Airport.
Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon spoke to the flight school’s owner, who said the pilot took off on an unauthorized solo flight Saturday night.
Robert Dean said he called different places he thought the pilot might have gone and people who might have been with him before contacting the FBI on Wednesday night.
“Every time anybody flies in the evening, they must fly with another pilot,” Dean said.
Dean said he believes the pilot suffered from spatial disorientation as he flew in pitch darkness over the Everglades. -Source: ABC local 10
Poor guy. You wouldn’t wish that fate on anyone.