Small plane crashes in east Orange County; 2 survivors walk to Centra Care

Two people walked to a Centra Care location after a single-engine Piper PA 28 plane crashed near some trees and a pond Monday night in east Orange County, according to the sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Two people walked to a Centra Care location after a single-engine Piper PA 28 plane crashed near some trees and a pond Monday night in east Orange County, according to the sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people walked to a Centra Care location after a single-engine Piper PA 28 plane crashed near some trees and a pond Monday night in east Orange County, according to the sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies received a call at 8:33 p.m. about the crash, which happened near Alafaya Trail and the East/West Expressway.

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The FAA said the pilot reported engine trouble while heading to Executive Airport in Orlando.

After the crash, deputies said the two people on the plane got out of the aircraft and walked to a nearby Centra Care.

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Investigators said they do not have the names of the people involved in the crash, but they were rushed to a local hospital.

Initial reports from authorities said the plane crashed into a retention pond.


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