Update: Pilot Identified In Tuesday Plane Crash; Crash Site Was In Escambia County

August 14, 2019

A report says yesterday’s plane crash along the Escambia River was actually in North Escambia, and the name of the pilot has been released.

The pilot has been identified as 26-year old Scott J. Nee by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter as a trauma alert, and at last report was listed in critical condition.

The plane was located by the Jay Fire Department and Lifeguard ambulance personnel after deploying their boat on the Escambia River from Therrell Land on Oil Plant Road in Santa Rosa County. The single engine Cessna was found on a sandbar south of Oil Plant Road. The plane was on the west side of the river, which is in Escambia County.

Nee was located still inside the cockpit of the upside down plane, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The report lists his address as Woodbury, MN.

The plane’s owner, Freddie McCall, Jr. of Brewton, responded and turned off the plane’s location transponder. He told officials that Nee’s family had been notified of the crash.

The plane was a 1969 Cessna Model 172K.

The Allentown, Berrydale and Muson volunteer fire departments and the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the incident.

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One Response to “Update: Pilot Identified In Tuesday Plane Crash; Crash Site Was In Escambia County”

  1. Don Neese on August 14th, 2019 5:58 pm

    We are praying for Mr. Nee and his family. Our Church will be praying for him and Brewton Aviation.

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