St Pete Emergency Landing
What: twin engine plane crash
Where: South part of runway 39 at the St Pete – Clearwater Airport.
When: The plane went down shortly after midnight/early Friday morning.
Who: Two women with non-life threatening injures are being treated at separate hospitals.
Why: The landing gear was damaged and the plane landed in a grassy area by runway 39.
The steering gear in the plane hit the pilot in the face. High winds from Hurricane Ike may have played a role in the crash.