FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Flagler County Fire Rescue was at the scene Wednesday of a small plane crash on the western outskirts of Plantation Bay.
The plane was a 1969 Beechcraft Bonanza 36, officials said. %
Two men had taken off from the Flagler County Executive Airport and were on the way to DeLand when the crash happened.
The pilot of the plane called the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and dispatchers were able to use his phone’s GPS coordinates to guide first-responders to the scene.
An initial call came at 1:28 p.m. from someone playing golf at Plantation Bay who said she saw the plane go down. %
"One patient has multiple broken bones, and we have not been able to assess the injuries of the second patient," Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito said.
One of the men had to be cut out of the plane, while the other was thrown into the woods, officials said.
“The second patient was still trapped inside the plane and crews had to extricate that second patient from the airplane and then extricate him out of the woods,” said Petito.
Joel Fallon and Josh Rosa both of Palm Coast, were pulled out of the plane’s wreckage and flown by helicopter to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with serious injuries.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and will be investigating.