Friday, August 24, 2007

Airplane Lands Successfully In Field

Pilot Runs Out Of Gas?

LABELLE, FL. -- On August 23rd at about 1:30 p.m., the Hendry County Sheriff�s Office received a report that a plane crashed in the area of Collins Slough Road. 

Based on the information obtained at the scene, it appeared the plane ran out of gas.  The pilot, Ela Bansal, age 21 allegedly a citizen of Afghanistan, landed the plane in a field north of Collins Slough, which is located off Keri Road and southeast of the city of LaBelle. 

Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the pilot told Deputies at the scene that she was the only occupant of the plane and flew from Kemper Aviation which is located in Palm Beach County.  The pilot reportedly received minor cuts on her forehead.  She was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center for treatment.  

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