|Published:||Mar 18, 2013 11:01 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 18, 2013 12:37 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The investigation continues into the Immokalee plane crash that injured a Cape Coral man Saturday. Officials say 67-year-old Anthony Radelat is still in critical condition after his ultra light plane went down near a farm field.
Rescue crews including a Collier County Sheriff's Office helicopter, a medical helicopter, the Corkscrew Island Fire Department and the Collier County EMS located Radelat after a 2-hour search.
They scoured five miles of thick brush and farm fields, before discovering him injured inside his cockpit.
Officials say Radelat was taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Family members say Radelat remains in the hospital's intensive care unit. They say he injured his back, leg, and internal organs and requires a series of surgeries.
The FAA is in charge of the investigation.
Radelat's family says he owns that plane and has been flying private aircraft for about 40 years.