University Plane Crash Investigation Process Begins
GAINESVILLE- A plane crash during the weekend’s UF Arkansas football game is causing law enforcement to rethink the way they do securtiy.
People who witnessed the crash landing were impressed that the two men were able to walk away from the accident.
But in the hands of a less skilled pilot the situation could’ve been a lot worse.
Ironically for the University of Florida Police Department the last planned emergency management exercise also involved an aircraft crashing on campus-- something that helped them with their response this weekend.
University of Florida Police Chief Linda Stump says the crash should be a reminder to properly enforce air space restrictions around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“We have to be more proactive about what we do, the current temporary flight restrictions are one hour before game time, during the game and then one hour after gametime.”
Special permissions can be granted to use the airspace during these times.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Gainesville Police Department Joint Aviation Unit is helping collect information for a full investigation.
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