Man, Woman In 70s Survived Weekend Boca Raton Plane Crash


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This small Cessna crashed in the construction site at Jog and Clint Moore Road. Two people sustained minor injuries. The FAA is investigating. Photo courtesy Boca Raton Police Department.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The plane that crashed Sunday in the new housing development at Clint Moore and Jog Roads carried John and Kay Dukesherer. John, 74, piloted the plane. Kay, his wife, was along for the ride from Columbus, GA. Both — incredibly — suffered just minor injuries when the plane crash landed upside down. John and Kay have a home in Delray Beach.
Here is the official report by Boca Raton Police as the FAA continues its investigation:

On 10-12-14 at 1249 hrs, BRPD Communications advised of a Cessna 180 Airplane that had lost engine power and was flying south, three (3) miles northwest of the Boca Airport.
At approximately 1251 hrs, a witness, later identified as David Fleshler, called the police and stated he saw an airplane low to the ground north of Clintmore Rd, east of Jog Rd. He advised it had landed with the tail up.
At approximately 1300 hrs Sgt. Connard requested assistance from PBSO Eagle to possible verify the airplanes location. BRFD advised they were checking the areas off of Jog Rd near the old Polo fields, when they advised they located the airplane, upside down and two subjects had exited the plane. At that time, BRPD Office Crawford advised he was on scene, 2600 NW 71st St, and that the airplane was in the Southeast corner of the new residential construction site.
At approximately 1304 hrs. BRFD advised they were with the two subjects, later identified as John and Kay Dukesherer, and that they did not sustain any major injuries. Please see Fire Department run # 12512 for any additional information related to fire rescue.
I arrived on the scene at approximately 1309 hrs. Officer`s Galletta, Loconsole, and Crawford were already on the scene and had met with BRFD and Mr. and Mrs. Dukesherer. Mr. Dukesherer had sustained a scratch on his left lower leg and had it bandaged. I noticed the red / white Cessna 180 II airplane with tail number N2590K, up-side-down in the south east corner of the property. The flight path appeared to have been west to east. Also at the scene was the witness, David Fleshler.
Mr. Dukesherer advised he had taken off from Columbus, GA, at approximately 0930 hrs and was flying to Boca Raton when he lost engine power just prior to landing. Mr. Dukeshere said the plane skipped twice before the nose buried into the soft sand, flipping the airplane.
PBSO Eagle landed and pilot Deputy Bryon Karp, ID 9510, briefly spoke with Mr. Dukesherer and provided him with is pilot`s license and other documents. It was noted that Mr. Dukesherer`s medical was expired in 2012.He advised he would forward his supplement report.
At approximately 1405 hrs, representatives from FAA arrived. Safety Inspectors Guillaume Baudet ,Derrick Mayberry, and Gus del Valle took over the investigation. The later classified the event as an “accident”.
at approximately 1408 hrs, Westway towing was requested to the scene.
At approximately 1432 hrs, Sgt. Connard requested contact be made with the property owners, Toll Brothers.
At approximately 1434 hrs, FAA advised they were releasing the airplane for removal.
At approximately 1435 hrs, Westway towing arrived on the scene, as well as representatives from Toll Brothers. They discussed their options to remove the airplane from the property.
At approximately 1443 hrs, representatives from FAA left the scene. They advised they would forward a case number when they returned to their office. I provided them with my business card and case number of the incident.
Mr. and Mrs. Dukesherer were assisted from the area by BRFD.
At approximately 1455 hrs Crime Scene Technician D. McDonald arrived to photograph the scene.



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