A Panama City company garnered national headlines last week after crashing two helicopters in the same lake on the same day.
“I’ve lived on this lake for 30 years and we’ve never had anything like this,” said Lester Bailey, a resident who witnessed the crashes and spoke with The Sun.
Greg Clubbs, president of Coastal Helicopters, said the pilots were spraying herbicides over Lake Apopka and became disoriented by the lake’s stillness.
Still lakes, Clubbs explained, appear as a “mirror-like” surface from the air and impact the depth perception of the pilots. The crashes are the first in company history.
– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics