One dead in Douglas County airplane crash
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an airplane crash that left one man dead and caused minor damage to a Minden home on Sunday afternoon.
“I heard a plane that was way too loud. I looked up and it was right there above my porch. As I looked up it went over the garage and there was a huge plume of dust,” said Merry Anderson.
The crash occurred in the 1700 block of North Benton Road in Minden just after 3:15 p.m. Sunday, when the single engine float plane lost power, skidded off the roof of Anderson’s home, struck the ground twice and overturned. It left two holes in Anderson’s garage, but caused only slight damage.
The pilot and sole occupant of the craft, described by Douglas County deputies as a Caucasian man in his 60s, was killed instantly. The name of the pilot is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The exact cause of the crash isn’t known and is under investigation by the FAA.
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