Pinellas Deputies Witness Plane Crash on Keene Road

Small plane crashes near Clearwater Airpark

Sheriff's deputies were in the area for an unrelated call, when they saw a plane heading right for them.

A single-engine plane made a crash landing on a Florida road Sunday morning and it was caught on dash cam video.

The crash happened between Drew Street and Sunset Point Road around 10:30 a.m.

In the video, the plane is seen flying very low over the highway when all of a sudden it appears to try and pull up.

Instead, part of the plane clipped a tree, causing it to spin out of control and crash.

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Benedict told deputies he had taken off in the single-engine Rockwell International aircraft 112-A about 9 a.m. from the Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Avenue.

Keene Road was blocked until the plane was towed away. The pilot, Marc Benedict, and his passenger were not injured in the crash, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies say both Benedict and his passenger were not hurt in the incident. No other injuries were reported.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Photos of the aftermath showed firefighters at the site of the crash with the plane's left wing mangled.



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