1956 Cessna 172 Aircraft Lands On Old NASA Boulevard in Melbourne, Investigation is Underway
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2019
No injuries reported, pilot has not yet been identified
ABOVE VIDEO AND IMAGES: A single-engine airplane made an unusual landing on Old NASA Boulevard Thursday night about 9 p.m. (Andrew Mackey Facebook page)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A single-engine airplane made an unusual landing on Old NASA Boulevard Thursday night at about 9 p.m.
“A plane lands on the road on my way home,” said Andrew Mackey on his Facebook page.
“This 1956 Cessna 172 fixed-wing aircraft thought Ellis Road would be a better runway that Melbourne Airport. I had to pull over to confirm what I thought I saw. Soon many cops arrived, and I snapped these few photos (shown below and above).
“I overheard a couple power lines were struck, but the plane looked intact from my viewpoint. It is a local plane licensed to Victoria’s Wings LLC in Melbourne. Crazy stuff!” said Mackey.
The aircraft only had the pilot aboard, who has not yet been identified.
There were no injuries reported and an investigation is underway as to the circumstances of the incident.
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