Small Aircraft Crashes in St. Petersburg, Florida!
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue officials said the plane was heading towards Albert Whitted Airport.
Steven Lawrence, Deputy Fire Marshall, and St. Pete Fire Rescue said there were two people on board at the time of the crash.
Officials said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Surveillance video from a store showed the plane coming out of nowhere and then falling into two cars, a black and a silver SUV. The airplane was able to avoid hitting homes and civilians.
A woman and a child were in the Silver SUV and one woman was in the black SUV.
Five were treated on scene and three were transported to Bayfront health for their minor injuries and safety precautions, said Lawrence.
Tabitha Callahan, a Holistic doctor at the scene, could hear the plane landing very low.
«By the time I even got to where we’re standing now, it crashed and the whole thing went up into flames basically, ,» said Callahan.
Der Ahmad, the owner of a store near the accident, heard a huge loud noise and didn’t know where it came from.
«I thought somebody ran into the building so I ran outside to see what happened,» said Ahmad.
«I only see a lot of smokes and an airplane landed on the floor out of nowhere.»
«This is the busiest time of the day for us because the kids come out of school and the bus stops right here,» said Ahmad. «Thank God nobody got hurt and luckily at the moment nobody was here.»
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been notified and they are going to be in route to do the investigation into the cause of the crash.