Merritt Island Airport Closed After Plane Incident, Minor Injuries Reported
By Space Coast Daily // September 23, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Merritt Island Airport is currently closed after the report of a small private single engine plane mishap during a routine landing.
The plane reportedly flipped when the pilot ‘applied the brakes too hard upon landing,’ according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.
The two adult occupants on the plane were a husband and wife, they were transported to Cape Canaveral hospital with minor injuries, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.
The FAA will be responding to conduct a formal investigation. The airport will resume normal operation as soon as the aircraft can be moved, according to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
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