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Two escape serious injury when plane crashes into tree on takeoff in Port Orange



Two people escaped serious injury when their airplane crashed into a tree and broke into pieces at the Spruce Creek Fly-in in Port Orange on Thursday, officials said.
Volusia County 9-1-1 dispatchers said the incident occurred on Cessna Drive at the Spruce Creek Fly-in at 12:02 p.m. Two people were on board the Piper Malibu that hit a tree on takeoff, officials said.
"One person was transported non-emergency for evaluation/treatment of non-life-threatening injuries," said Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which took over the investigation of the crash said the airplane was a single-engine Piper PA-46-310P. The aircraft crashed on the Spruce Creek Country Club golf course southwest of Spruce Creek Fly-In airport.


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