• 1 dead, 1 injured after 2 planes collide in the air over Clay County

    By: Action News Jax


    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - One man was killed and another was injured when two planes collided in the air over Clay County on Wednesday morning. Read below for timestamped updates:

    UPDATE, 5/29/19, 5:45 P.M.: Action News Jax has found videos posted online that show pilots & planes involved in today's crash doing loops and barrel rolls.  

    The videos we found were published in 2014 and 2016.

    One video labeled "Tailchase" appears to mimic a military-style aerial dogfight. No word from investigators on whether one of these maneuvers was being attempted during mishap.

    UPDATE, 5/29/19, 2:52 P.M.: In a briefing, The Clay County Sheriff's Office said that the mid-air plane collision near the Clay County Fairground Wednesday resulted in one fatality.

    The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that Robert Henry Wolley, 74, was the pilot of the red aircraft and was killed in the crash.

    David Dollarhide was the pilot of the yellow plane and was transported to Orange Park Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

    FHP said that Dollarhide was taking off from Haller Airpark when he banked into Woolley's plane who was flying nearby, possibly shearing the wing of Woolley's plane.

    CCSO public information officer Chris Padgett said Woolley's plane went down abruptly while Dollarhide was able to "somewhat land his plane safely."

    UPDATE, 5/29/19, 1:45 P.M.: Both pilots and aircrafts have been located -- one yellow and one red. Sky Action News Jax assisted with the search for the red aircraft. 

    The Clay County Sheriff's Office reported that the conditions of people on board the planes have not been confirmed for release.

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be the lead agency until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives and CCSO said it will be assisting both agencies.

    This story is developing. Check back for more updates or follow us on Twitter @actionnewsjax

    Original Story:

    Two planes collided in the air near the Penney Farms area on Wednesday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Both seem to have landed, and deputies and detectives are currently responding to the area.

    At the time, injuries and the aircraft types are unknown. The NTSB will most likely be the lead investigators, CCSO says. 


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