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Davis Islands Plane Crashes - Peter O. Knight Airport

Crash at Davis Islands Airport Kills Two
Photo Credit:Jay Connor, Tampa Tribune

Tampa Planet Articles on Davis Islands Plane Crashes - Peter O. Knight Airport


2016 Plane Crash
Pilot in fatal Tampa air crash may have been trying to avoid collision (TBO.com)
Services set for victim in Davis Islands plane crash (TBO.com)
Friends recall Davis Islands plane crash victims as patriotic, family men (TBO.com)

2013 C17 Landing
Cause of C-17 Landing at Too-Small Airport Revealed (Flying Magazine)
Air Force blames pilot fatigue for C-17 landing 4 miles from MacDill (Tampa Bay Times)

2006 Plane Crash
Plane crashes into Davis Islands home (St. Petersburg Times)

1975 Plane Crash
Wrestlers recall plane crash off Tampa that changed their careers (Tampa Tribune)

Peter O. Knight Airport and Davis Islands Plane Crashes

Peter O. Knight is a classic Florida airport nestled near a downtown area. A sister airport in St. Petersburg, Albert Whitted Airport, was the subject of a 2003 City wide referendum to close the airport out of safety concerns and to recover the valuable real estate. In recent years, there have been a handful of high profile stories surrounding the airport.The 2006 crash led to a feature on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover that got residents involved. The Tower is unmanned and this has led some to speculate that having more resources might help but these accidents all appear to be random acts.

Tampa Bay Connections to these Events

Interview with the Tate Family about the 2006 Plane Crash and ABC's Home Makeover Show

Peter O' Knight Official Facebook Page

Community Connections

The Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands is a part of the Hillsborough Aviation Authority.

Official Website
Peter O' Knight Wikipedia Page