Small plane lands on Sand Key beach

- A small kit-built plane made an emergency landing along the white sands of Clearwater Beach this afternoon.

The Czech Sport Aircraft Zenith STOL CH 701 single-engine plane, described as "experimental" by police, experienced mechanical problems and was forced to land on the beach along Sand Key.

Two people were on board.  Neither were hurt.

Police said the FAA had been notified.

"Not every day you see a plane on the beach at Sand Key," Clearwater police tweeted.

The FAA database shows the plane is registered to a company called Pragway U.S., based out of Delaware.

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