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On April 24th, at 10:45 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to the scene of an airplane incident on runway 9L during the Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In. A 19991 Glasair II RG had a hard landing coming in from the east on runway 9L and the nose gear collapsed. The plane skidded off the runway into the grass. The pilot and passenger were not injured.

 

The runway was closed down for approximately 30 minutes as emergency personnel responded to the scene and moved the airplane to a secure location. FAA personnel responded to the scene for a preliminary investigation.

 

The pilot has been identified as Robert G. Wyber, 72 years of age, 41 Eagan Drive, Palm Coast, Florida. There is no contact number for Mr. Wyber and he is not available for comments.

 

The passenger has been identified as Douglas Shinn, 53 years of age, 2806 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona, Florida.  Mr. Shinn is not available for comments.


There is still time to sign up to volunteer at this year’s Sun N Fun International Fly In & Expo!

PAL is seeking volunteers to work this year's Sun n Fun Fly In scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 6th, 2014. All volunteers receive free lunch, free tickets, free hat & shirts and volunteer hours.

There are two volunteer shifts available: 6:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer. Volunteers between 13 – 17 need permission from their parents or legal guardian to participate.

For more information please contact Tim Abram at 863-834-8970.


The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League (PAL) need volunteers for this year’s Annual Sun n Fun Fly-In Convention scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Anyone who would like to help and/or have middle and high-school age children who need community service hours are encouraged to participate.  You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer. Volunteers 13 through 17 must have the approval of your parent or legal guardian. 

Volunteers will receive free Fly-In Day Pass, a T-Shirt, free lunch daily, and free drinks during the work shift.

There are two daily volunteer shifts at the Fly-In: 6:45 am to 11:00 am and 10:45 am to 3:00 pm.

To volunteer, contact PAL Executive Director Tim Abram at 863.834.8970.