Multiple Clay County agencies are responding to a deadly plane crash on Thursday near Camp Blanding.
Authorities notified the Federal Aviation Authority that a Mooney 20 aircraft went down at 3:15 p.m. near the property. Authorities said the pilot was the only one on board.
Plane is registered out of Tennessee -- coming from Ocala, approaching Cecil Airport. @ActionNewsJax— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) November 23, 2017
According to Flight Aware, a Mooney 20 Aircraft was registered out of Tennessee. The flight arrived in Ocala from Tennessee Thursday afternoon and was headed to Cecil Airport when it went down.
A map shows it turning around as it approached Jacksonville, and then going in all different directions, and then turning around again.
Just before 3 p.m., Flight Aware shows the plane went from 182 miles per hour at 2,900 feet to just 24 mph at the same altitude, right before the readings stopped.
#FAA statement: "Mooney M20 aircraft went down at Camp Blanding... 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." @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/5MZG5kXQ60— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) November 23, 2017
Fire Rescue and the sheriff's office responded to the accident and are waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the downed single-engine aircraft.
The National Transportation Safety Board is determining the probable cause of the crash.
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