Small plane crashes into Deland shopping center

Published April 3, 2012 12:54AM (EDT)

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a central Florida shopping center, leaving at least two people hospitalized.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that several people at the Northgate Shopping Center in Deland called 911 around 7:20 p.m. Monday about the crash. They described seeing the plane sputter, hit the building and burst into flames not far from a municipal airport.

The sheriff's office reports that a pilot and passenger aboard the aircraft were airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Information about their condition or other possible injuries wasn't immediately available.

By Salon Staff

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