Plane, helicopter collide in Clearwater

The pilot of the plane was taken to the hospital after the plane struck a heilcopter.

A helicopter and a small airplane collided Saturday afternoon at a Clearwater airport.

The collision happened at the Clearwater Air Park, 1000 N Hercules Ave.

Zack Taylor, owner of the airport, said the helicopter was hovering over the runway when the plane approached. The plane's pilot did not make any radio calls as they made their way towards the landing.

The plane struck the back of the copter. The helicopter was able to make a safe emergency landing, but the plane lost part of a wing and flipped as a result of the collision.

The plane's pilot was taken to a local hospital for observation. The two people on the helicopter are speaking with officials.

Clearwater Fire Rescue was cleaning up the fuel spill.

Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the 10 News app now.

Have a news tip? Email tips@wtsp.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

© 2017 WTSP-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment