Small plane crash reported near Florida airport, two transported to hospital in stable condition

Posted at 7:42 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 11:06:13-05

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says they are responding to a report of a plane crash at Spruce Creek Airport in Port Orange. 

The call came in around 6:40 a.m. on Friday morning. One of the 911 callers told dispatchers that the plane was upside down with its wings ripped off. 

“He’s moving – he answered me – I’m going to go out to the road so I can direct the responders,” the caller told a VCSO dispatcher as he ran. “Tell them to come to my house and I’ll get them out into the swamp.”

65-year-old Alan Kanabay and 64-year-old Wendy Kanabay, both of Illinois, were pulled from the downed aircraft soon after first responders arrived. They were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where they were listed in stable condition later Friday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration responded to investigate and determine the cause of the crash.



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