2 injured when plane crashes into marshy area in Leesburg

LEESBURG, Fla. — A small plane crashed in Leesburg on Thursday morning, leaving two people injured, police said.

The crash was reported shortly after 10 a.m.

Police said they found the plane in a marshy area near Leesburg International Airport.

"It's Florida swamp. It's muck and mud up to about your mid-thigh," Leesburg police Sgt. David Robison said. "One of the firefighters actually heard someone yell back, and at that point, we all converged on that location."

Firefighters said they took the pilot and a passenger to a hospital in stable condition.

Police said the pilot and the passenger's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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