Plane crashed Saturday at New College of Florida after taking off from SRQ Airport.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, January 13
Authorities have identified the pilot who died in Saturday's plane crash in Sarasota as a 70-year-old man from Hayward, Wisc. John William Ardoyno piloted the single-engine Seawind plane Saturday taking off from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, around 3:30 p.m., showing the plane to William S. Jackson, 63, of Ann Arbor, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Ardoyno died at the scene. An unknown issue caused the plane to crash shortly after takeoff, into an open field at New College of Florida, across from the airport. As of 3 a.m., Sunday, Jackson is at Tampa General Hospital's burn unit in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office. The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation …
Pilot of an amphibian plane died when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
SARASOTA—The pilot of an amphibian airplane has died and the passenger of a plane is being treated for injuries after the plane crashed at New College of Florida Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. The pilot and passenger—both men—have not been identified, and the National Transporation Safety Board is investigating with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The plane was a Seawind 3000 that took off from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport after 3 p.m. and caught on fire when in crashed by New College's R.V. Heiser Natural Sciences Complex, SRQ Airport CEO Rick Piccolo told The Bradenton Herald. The plane crashed at 3:31 p.m. on the campus and did not injure any bystanders, …