No injuries from a small plane’s emergency landing in Cape Coral

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A small plane has landed in a Cape Coral neighborhood.

According to the Cape Coral Fire Department, the plane landed near Vogiantzis Parkway, near Andalusia Boulevard and Gator Circle.

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Emergency plane landing in Cape Coral. CREDIT: WINK News

WINK News spoke with several witnesses and responders to the scene. Randy Schell was one of the crash witnesses.

Schell’s daughter, Estella, helped the pilot.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, A single-engine Bellanca 17-30A landed after the pilot reported a possible engine failure.

Only the pilot was on board.

WINK News spoke to Jason Orellana, a risk reduction specialist for the Cape Coral Fire Department.

“It was just one pilot. He has no injuries at this time. We are awaiting the FAA at this time for further investigation,” said Orellana

Orellana then recapped how the events unfolded.

“At approximately 10 a.m., our crews received a call about a single-engine aircraft that crashed,” said Orellana.

According to Orellana, the plane departed from the Pine Shadow Airfield located in North Fort Myers.

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Credit: Randy Scheall

Orellana described how the scene unfolded Saturday morning.

“He had an emergency landing that he had to make, and he tried to make the street but he did hit some powerlines on the way down, which is why he had a little bit of a hard landing,” said Orellana.

According to a witness at the scene, the pilot was trying to land in North Fort Myers.

The FAA is currently investigating the incident.

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