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Plane Crash in Lorida: Six Survive with Injuries, Investigation Underway

Highlands County, FL – A small plane crash in a remote area of Lorida, off O'Neal Road, led to a swift response from Highlands County Fire Rescue and sheriff's deputies on Friday evening. Remarkably, all six occupants of the plane survived the crash and were alert, despite three sustaining injuries.

The emergency response teams arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m., with units including Rescues 17 and 19, Engine 24, Battalion Chief 2, Division Chief 1, and Emergency Management. Two passengers were immediately transported to local hospitals for treatment, while the pilot, in more critical condition, was airlifted to a regional trauma center by Aeromed from a landing zone along Blessings Avenue.

The crash occurred in a sparsely populated area, minimizing the risk to people on the ground. The quick and efficient response of the emergency services played a crucial role in ensuring the survival and immediate care of those involved in the crash.

As of now, the cause of the crash remains unknown. The scene has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has commenced its investigation into the incident. This investigation will seek to determine the factors leading to the crash and help in developing measures to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

The survival of all passengers in such an incident is a rare and fortunate outcome, highlighting the importance of safety measures and emergency response protocols in aviation. Further details are expected to be released following the FAA's investigation.



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