Mon, Jun 20, 2005
A homebuilt Seawind crashed Saturday evening while attempting to
make an emergency landing in Sarasota, Florida. The aircraft hit
the roof of an elementary school before crashing into a ditch and
bursting into flames. (file photo)
The pilot of the aircraft took off from the Sarasota-Bradenton
International Airport at about 1800 for a flight planned for
Venice. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported to ATC that he
was having trouble.
A police officer and several others witnessed the crash at the
Tuttle Elementary School. Winesses reported that the engine was
silent as the plane descended.
The plane was registered to Wilfred R. Frost (57), from
Oklahoma. Joe Woods, a neighbor, said that Frost had been working
on the plane for 'four or five' years and had just finished it
within the last week according to media reports.
"He did a great job getting the plane landed in that location,"
said Paul Dezzi, assistant fire chief of the Sarasota County Fire
Department. "It looked like he was definitely steering the plane to
where he wanted to land."
Frost reportedly transported the aircraft to Florida to put the
finishing touches on it and to begin flying.
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