Small plane makes emergency landing near Ocala

- Two occupants of a small plane survived an emergency landing on Monday.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office received information that Air Traffic Control had lost contact with a small aircraft approximately four miles northwest of the Ocala International Airport.

Authorities were able to contact the pilot by cell phone who informed them that they were ok and had safely landed somewhere north of the airport.

The pilot and passenger were located in the 3300th block of NW 110th avenue without injuries and the plane only had minor damage.
According to the pilot, they departed from South Carolina and were traveling to the Dunnellon Airport when they ran out of fuel and were forced to make an emergency landing.
The FAA will be further investigating this crash.


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