Two survive small plane crash in DeLeon Springs

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.

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