Plane crashes off U.S. 1 in Vero Beach, lands on railroad tracks

Posted on May 8, 2018

By: Tess Sheets, Treasure Coast Newspapers

VERO BEACH — A flight instructor and his student were practicing "touch-and-go" landings Monday morning near the Vero Beach Regional Airport when the engine failed and the plane crash landed on railroad tracks off U.S. 1.

No one was injured. The single-engine 1979 Piper Cherokee plane registered to Paris Air Inc. in Vero Beach, went down about 10:45 a.m. near 36th Street, in the 3500 block of U.S. 1, according to police.

Touch-and-go landings are a training exercise that includes conducting takeoffs and landings multiple times in a row without coming to a complete stop in between each, Vero Beach police spokeswoman Megan DeWitt said…

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