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Two Irish people fighting for their lives after plane crash lands in Florida

20:03 Sep 28 2014 St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, United States of America


Two Irish people fighting for their lives after plane crash lands in Florida Two Irish people fighting for their lives after plane crash lands in Florida Two Irish people fighting for their lives after plane crash lands in Florida
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Two Irish people are fighting for their lives after their private crashed landed in Florida.

There were three men and a 17-year-old girl on board the small plane which was forced to make an emergency landing in Vinoy Park in St Petersburg, Florida on Monday.

Two men were taken to hospital where the condition was described as critical while the other two escaped unharmed.

Moments before the crash, witnesses said it was low and flying without any engine noise.

The plane crashed through some trees and into an open grassy area in the park.

It did not hit anyone on the ground.

Florida Today reported that the aircraft suffered engine failure as the pilot began his approach to the airport and he was forced to attempt a landing in the park.

Witnesses said the plane was heading north to south when it came down in the park and struck a tree during the landing attempt.

The plane came down upright in the southern section of the park.

FlightTracker shows the plane left Tallahassee at 8:14 a.m. Monday and was scheduled to land at Albert Whitted Airport at 9:55 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration is on scene and conducting an investigation.
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