(DELAND, Fla.) — Helicopters and ambulances responded to trauma alerts in central Florida Monday evening after a small plane crashed into a Publix grocery store.
The plane took off from the DeLand airport, an eyewitness told ABC affiliate WFTV in Orlando, just before crashing into Publix in the Northgate Shopping Center. The witness told WFTV the plane’s engine began to sputter before crashing.
A spokesperson for Volusia County Fire Rescue said several people were burned in the crash, according to WFTV. The plane’s pilot and a passenger were transported to Florida Hospital DeLand and are in stable condition.
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