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1 killed, 2 others injured after plane crashes into home in Winter Haven, deputies say

Plane took off from Gilbert Airport

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – One person was killed and two others suffered minor injuries after a small plane crashed into a home in Winter Haven on Saturday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said 64-year-old James Wagner, of Lakeland, the instructor pilot of a UC-1 Twin SeaBee plane that took off from Gilbert Airport, died in the crash.

Student pilot Timothy Sheehy, of Bozeman, Montana, suffered minor injuries, while 17-year-old Carmelle Ngalamulume was taken to a local hospital in stable condition after being entrapped in a bedroom at the house the plane crashed into, deputies said.

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Deputies said three other children, ages 15, 11 and 2, were playing in the front yard of the house but weren’t injured. 

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