Plane goes down in Clay County cow pasture; pilot unhurt

Published on February 15, 2023 at 1:19 pm

A small plane crashed Wednesday morning in a Clay County cow pasture off County Road 214, between Keystone Heights and Melrose.

The pilot, David Lahman, was not hurt.

Lahman, a pilot for more than 60 years, told News4JAX that he was taking a small aircraft from Port St. Lucie to an airfield in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his intention was to stop in the Clay County area to refuel, but a GPS error put him away from the actual airstrip.

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As he went to put the plane down in a pasture, he said, the livestock rushed out in front of the plane, and as he avoided them, the plane flipped onto its roof.

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