Plane crashes in Osceola County; 3 injured

Three people are injured after a small private plane crashed into a swampy area in Osceola County on Friday, according to Osceola County Fire Rescue. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating and cleaning up about 100 gallons of fuel is underway as investigators try to figure out a deployed parachute after a single-engine plane crashed in Osceola just behind Josh Miller’s home on Toho Drive . He caught it on his security camera. “I saw the plane coming, and it crashed into the shore of my pond, and the parachute just went on like that, catapulting it into the woods,” Miller said. He said the wind was blowing, and it was raining heavily around 3 p.m. when he saw the small plane go down. “It rolled over, so when it hit the shore, it rolled over the first time,” Miller said. Miller rushed to help the three passengers on board — two adults and a minor — but it wasn’t easy. It is a marshy area with three feet of water. We could see signs, but we had to get to them,” said Andrew Sullivan of the Osceola County Fire Rescue Service. to get to the plane. Miller says the parachute kept pulling the plane through the woods. Osceola County firefighters say the parachute ended up over some live power lines. “This guy got lucky,” he said. a gash on the head. “There were two women with him. One of them was quite seriously injured. She had a hip injury or something,” Miller said. “And then the other girl, the youngest, she looked fine (but) was shaken. She was actually able to get out of the plane before it entered the swamp.” All three were taken away to local hospitals for further treatment. According to FlightAware, the small plane took off from Opa-Locka in South Florida at 2:13 p.m. and was heading to Kissimmee Gateway Airport. “He just told me he was heading to Kissimmee and they diverted him,” Miller said. He said they were all lucky to be alive.

Three people are injured after a small private plane crashed into a swampy area in Osceola County on Friday, according to Osceola County Fire Rescue.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating and cleaning up approximately 100 gallons of fuel is underway as investigators try to figure out what went wrong.

A parachute deployed after a single engine plane crashed in Osceola just behind Josh Miller’s house on Toho Drive. He filmed it on his security camera.

“I saw the plane coming, and it crashed into the shore of my pond, and the parachute just went on like that, catapulting it into the woods,” Miller said.

He said the wind was blowing and it was raining heavily around 3 p.m. when he saw the small plane crash.

“He flipped over, so when he hit the bank, he flipped over like end-to-end the first time,” Miller said.

Miller rushed to help the three passengers on board – two adults and a minor – but it was not easy.

It is a marshy area with three feet of water.

“We could see that there had been a parachute deployed. We could see signs, but we had to get to them,” said Andrew Sullivan of Osceola County Fire Rescue.

Rescue officials say the terrain is so rough where this plane crashed that they had to use chainsaws to cut undergrowth to get to the plane.

Miller says the parachute kept pulling the plane through the woods.

Osceola County Fire Department said the chute ended up over some live power lines.

“This guy got lucky,” he said.

Miller says the man suffered a gash to the head.

“There were two women with him. One of them was quite seriously injured. She had a hip injury or something,” Miller said. “And then the other girl, the younger one, she seemed fine (but)

was shaken. She was actually able to exit the plane before it entered the swamp.

All three were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

According to FlightAware, the small plane took off from Opa-Locka in South Florida at 2:13 p.m. and was heading for Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

“He just told me he was heading to Kissimmee and they diverted him,” Miller said.

He said they were all lucky to be alive.