Authorities say a flight instructor was killed when his small plane lost power and crashed into a Florida home. A second person on the plane survived. The plane pinned a 17-year-old girl against a wall. She had minor injuries. (Feb. 25)
MIAMI — Authorities say a flight instructor was killed when his small plane lost power and crashed into a Florida home.
James Wagner was in the twin-engine plane with pilot in training, 33-year-old Timothy Sheehy of Montana, when the plane crashed into a home near Winter Haven Regional Airport on Saturday. It’s not clear who was flying the plane. The Orlando Sentinel reports the two had planned to conduct a simulated engine failure but authorities don’t know whether the crash happened during the training.
Polk County Sheriff’s officials say the 64-year-old pilot died in the crash. The plane landed near a bedroom, pinning a 17-year-old girl inside against a wall and leaving her with minor injuries. Sheely also had minor injuries. Several others at the home, including three children, were not injured.
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