Jacksonville, FL - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is assisting, after a deadly plane crash on Camp Blanding property.
A sheriff's office spokesperson tells WOKV, they received a call from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority about a possible plane in distress Thursday afternoon. They had apparently lost contact with this plane, with the last known coordinates leading them to the area of Camp Blanding, where the crashed plane was found.
Clay County deputies say the plane involved was a private, single-engine aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating the crash and has released the following statement:
“A Mooney MO20 aircraft went down at Camp Blanding in Clay County, FL at about 3:15 pm today. Only the pilot was on board, local authorities will release the name and condition, the FAA will release the aircraft registration after that. The FAA will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.”
We're told the FAA will be taking over the investigation.
We’re assisting in the aircraft crash of a private plane. This occurred around 4 PM on Camp Blanding, with the Federal Aviation Association assuming investigation. We’ll have no further updates unless directly requested to do so by the FAA or other assisting agencies. #CCSOFL pic.twitter.com/j9bxN8ba8a— Clay County SO, FL (@ccsofl) November 23, 2017