Crash of a Cessna 402B in St Petersburg

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2017 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 402 (29717)">
Operator: Noble Air Charter (39495)">
Registration:
N900CR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Tallahassee
MSN:
402B-1356
YOM:
1978
Location: Saint Petersburg (25604)"> Florida (14523)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Opa Locka to Tallahassee, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently decided to divert to St Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport. Eventually, he attempted an emergency landing when the airplane struck an electric pole and crashed on two occupied vehicles before coming to rest onto the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South in St. Petersburg, about 1,5 mile from runway 07 threshold. The pilot and four peoples in the cars were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.