DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. - Two people were pulled from the wreckage after a small plane crashed in DeLeon Springs Sunday afternoon, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
The plane landed upside down around 3:30 p.m. near 5660 Johnson Lake Road, according to dispatch logs.
Authorities pulled the pilot, Herbert Weens, and a passenger, Kenneth Brownell, from the plane.
The two told deputies they had an engine malfunction while in the air, forcing them to land the plane in a nearby field.
The pilot told deputies he misjudged the slope of the ground, causing damage to the front tire and the plane to flip over.
The pilot and passenger were conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived, officials said.
No further details are available at this time.
This is the small plane that just crashed in DeLeon Springs. A fire dept. official told our crew the plane flipped upside down when the pilot tried to make an emergency landing. pic.twitter.com/Hmj1baOBOh— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) September 23, 2018
Here you can see marks from where the wheels dug in upon landing as the grade of the field changed, before it flipped over. Both people inside at the time went to the hospital but are expected to be okay. Again, this is in De Leon Springs in Volusia County. pic.twitter.com/j8OsDLPDQf— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) September 23, 2018
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