Reports indicated that the plane went down near the intersection of Kelly Drive and Pumping Station Road.
The pilot, who was unidentified, “did a great job” in landing the plane safely after experiencing engine trouble, according to Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter.
“There was some damage to plane, but that’s it,” Carter said. “The pilot is okay.”
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the state Highway Patrol, and Lee County Emergency Services all responded. The National Transportation Safety Board (NOT the Federal Aviation Administration, per one eagle-eyed commenter) is expected to investigate, which is standard in the case of airplane crashes.