Two people and a dog were injured when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in northeastern Florida.
The St. Johns County Fire and Rescue Service said multiple agencies responded to a 911 call reporting a plane crashed in the woods across from the runway at St. Augustine’s Northeast Regional Airport.
The plane was on fire about 100 yards at the forest line when the crew arrived. Officials said the fire was “quickly extinguished”.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the passengers were a husband, wife and dog.
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Florida’s action news jacks When my husband was piloting the plane, he reported that he lost control during takeoff and crashed into a tree line.
The man was taken to Gainesville College for treatment for his burns, and the woman was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. The dog was also injured and taken to a local veterinarian.
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A woman who lives near the crash site told Action News Jax she and her sister heard a “huge crash” and looked out the window and saw the plane on fire.
“I saw a woman being rescued from the woods,” said Delaney Romedy. “Honestly, it was pretty scary.”
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Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Florida Highway Patrol for more information, but did not hear back by the time of publication.