ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Update 8 15 p.m.: Famous aviator and flight instructor Patty Wagstaff tweeted that her plane experienced a mechanical problem Wednesday, causing the plane to skid and flip on the runway.
We had a mechanical problem in our V Tail Bonanza after landing a St Augustine this evening. People have been asking and I wanted to let everyone know that my passenger (one of our instructors) are doing fine.— Patty Wagstaff (@pattyaerobatics) September 11, 2019
According to Wagstaff's website, today is her 68th birthday.
Update 7 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol said the pilot of a plane that skidded of the runway at Northeast Florida Regional Airport was 68-year-old American daredevil pilot Patricia "Patty" Wagstaff.
The crash report did not saw what caused the plane crash, but said Wagstaff sustained minor injuries and her passenger was not injured.
Original story: St. John's County Sheriff's Office said a plane skidded off the runway at Northeast Florida Regional Airport.
Update: Only two passengers on board. Both exited. Minor injuries.— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) September 11, 2019
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