Date: February 21, 2010
Time: 2:45 PM
Williston, Florida-The Levy County Sheriff's Office investigated a small airplane crash in the Williston area. The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Levy County EMS and the Williston Fire Department responded to the scene.
The investigation revealed that pilot, Phillip Seay Sr. 65 and his son Phillip Seay Jr. 40 were in a 1974 experimental airplane. Prior to the crash the two flew out of the Williston Airport and were enjoying a clear Sunday morning flight. While flying back to the Williston Airport the airplane experienced an unknown type of engine malfunction. The pilot, Seay Sr. realizing that his aircraft was in trouble made an emergency landing in a field near the area of 16930 NE 10th Street in Williston, Fl. It is believed that when the airplane touched down in the soft sand, the front of the plane took a nose dive and landed up side down. The two were transported to Shands Hospital and listed in stable condition. The Federal Aviation Administration investigators are responding to the scene to further investigate the crash.