July 11, 2012
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sandy Creek airstrip this morning at about 9:45 a.m. after a 911 phone call reported a place had crashed.
Deputies arrived to find a 1948 Cessna plane in a pond near the airstrip and were told that the pilot had been taken by onlookers to a local hospital for medical attention.
The pilot has been identified as Jeffrey Meinel, DOB 6/21/72. The crash will be investigated by the FAA.
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