Small Plane Goes Down Near Brewton Airport

December 5, 2017

A single engine plane went down in a field near the Brewton Airport Tuesday afternoon.

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee contacted air traffic control at the Pensacola International Airport and advised that they lost their engine, according Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office. The pilot then sat the plane down in a field about 4.5 miles southeast of the Brewton Airport, near the intersection off Travis and Woodchuck roads, just a few thousand feet from the Alabama-Florida state line.

Both the pilot and a passenger walked away from the crash with no injuries, Lambert said.

The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office secured the scene with the FAA responding to conduct an official investigation.

Pictured: A Piper P-28 like this one went down Tuesday afternoon near the Brewton Airport. File photo.


6 Responses to “Small Plane Goes Down Near Brewton Airport”

  1. William on December 8th, 2017 3:13 pm

    >>This may be a dumb question. But why would you contact an airport that is in a totally different state to let them know you have engine failure?

    There’s no one to contact at these smaller airport. Air traffic control is handled by the larger airports like Pensacola.

  2. just saying on December 8th, 2017 2:24 pm

    This may be a dumb question. But why would you contact an airport that is in a totally different state to let them know you have engine failure?

  3. Gary on December 7th, 2017 6:33 am

    The pilot did an excellent emergency landing. The tendency is to stretch the glide. This man got it right.

  4. Dan on December 5th, 2017 8:16 pm

    Glad all are OK, as they say any landing you can walk away from is a good landing!!

  5. Bob's Brother on December 5th, 2017 5:21 pm

    It’s certain they know lucky they are to have marched away from this one. I’m so glad this happened where they could have a safe place to land. Many, many things could have gone wrong… pot hole, ditch, pond, tree, cow…. Our Lord was certainly looking after these fellows. Hope they can get it out of there without taking it apart.

  6. dman on December 5th, 2017 4:14 pm

    Glad they landed safely! I bet that was a nerve-wracking experience!

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