Hot Florida plane crash leaves couple and dog seriously injured: ‘Pretty terrifying’
Two people and a dog are injured after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in northeast Florida on Thursday.
St. Johns County Fire Department said multiple agencies responded to a 911 call reporting a plane crashed in the woods across from the runway at Northeast Regional Airport in St. Augustine .
When the crews arrived, the plane was on fire about 100 yards into the woodline. The agency said the fire was “quickly extinguished”.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the passengers were a husband, wife and dog.
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Action News Jax, of Florida, reported the husband was piloting the plane when control was lost during takeoff, causing it to crash into the treeline.
The man was taken to UF Gainesville to be treated for burns, while the woman was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. The dog was also taken to a local vet with injuries.
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A woman who lives near the crash site told Action News Jax that she and her sister heard a “giant crash”, looked out the window and saw the plane on fire.
“I saw a lady being helped out of the woods,” Delaney Romedy said. “It was pretty terrifying in all honesty.”
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Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
Fox News Digital has contacted Florida Highway Patrol for more information, but had no response as of press time.