From 1983 to 2014, 41 airplane accidents have occurred involving aircraft departing from or arriving to the Boca Raton airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The above-mentioned statistic increased by one recently when a single-engine airplane crashed about three miles away from the Boca Raton airport. The plane crashed into a construction site at around 12:45 p.m. on a Sunday, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Reportedly, the plane, a Cessna 180, had departed from the Columbus Metropolitan Airport in Georgia prior to its crash. Witnesses reported hearing engine noise and seeing the plane flying at about 200 feet in the air just before it crashed.
The area where the Cessna went down was a vacant lot near the intersection of Jog Road and Clint Moore Road. The plane flipped during its descent and after it came down on a large grassy area, it stopped just short of hitting a wall.
The only occupants in the aircraft were the pilot and a passenger, both of whom escaped the crash without injury. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NTSB are investigating the incident.
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