Small plane catches fire after minor crash, Apopka police say

Pilot suffers minor laceration to head

APOPKA, Fla. - A small plane caught fire after a minor crash Saturday at Orlando Apopka Airport, police said.

It happened around 4 p.m. at the airport at 1321 Apopka Airport Road.

Police said the pilot, identified as David Wishneski, was aiming to land on the runway but hit a tree after catching wind.

Fuel leaked and the plane caught fire. Police said the fire was quickly extinguished.

The pilot suffered a minor laceration to the head, but was not hospitalized.

Photo courtesy of Dennis Tyler.

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