STUART, FL. (THECOUNT) — A plane has crashed at the Stuart Air Show on Friday afternoon, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

A photo posted to social media by MCSO shows what appears to be a smaller aircraft on the grass at Witham Field with its wings smashed and metal debris scattered around it.


A separate photo from the area shows a cloud of thick, black smoke rising into the sky, reports WPTV.

The Stuart Air Show tweeted on Friday they’ve “had an incident involving one of our aircraft. All local and federal agencies are on site and investigating so that we may ensure the safety of our airshow before we continue.”


Geo quick facts: Stuart is a city on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is a restored home once used as a haven for shipwrecked sailors in the 1900s. Stuart Heritage Museum has local history displays, including furniture from early pioneer homes. The bird-rich Seabranch Preserve State Park features many trails and a butterfly garden. St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is a nesting area for sea turtles – wikipedia.