Small plane crash lands onto street
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A single-engine plane crash landed on a street after missing the runway at Pompano Air Park.
A student pilot and an instructor on board the Cessna 172N crashed onto Northeast 10th Street after reporting engine problems, Tuesday.
The plane, which was aiming for Runway 6 at Pompano Air Park, appeared to have come in from the west, clipped a palm tree and lost part of its wing before hitting a traffic pole, breaking the aircraft in half.
According to firefighters, there were engine problems while the plane approached the air park. "The instructor pilot took over the plane at that point and decided to land the plane," said Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson Sandra King.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to spread foam on the plane. "When fire rescue members arrived they said they were shocked," said King.
Witnesses believe the windy weather may have contributed to the plane's landing issues. "This weather was not right," said Mullon Chris.
There were no serious injuries. The student pilot only suffered a laceration to his hands.
"To get away unharmed is very surprising," said a witness.
Both student pilot and instructor were taken to the hospital as a precaution. "This was their lucky day, this was their lucky day," said King.
Crews have since removed the plane.
Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.
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