Pilot in Cape plane crash is Lee Sheriff’s deputy

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. The pilot who crashed a small plane Friday near downtown Cape Coral is a deputy sheriff first class with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Fase has been with the sheriff’s office since 2009. The 51-year-old Sanibel resident was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after crashing a white-and-blue single-propellerĀ Cessna 172Ā on Miramar Street just east of Cape Coral Street.

Fase was off duty when he was flying the plane.

Sheriff Scott and Undersheriff Marceno visited himĀ in the hospital the day of the crash. He has since been released and is recovering out of state.

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