Dash cam captures plane flying dangerously low, then crashing on Florida road

Dash cam captures plane flying dangerously low, then crashing on Florida road

They caught the shocking sight on their auto dashcam and saw the plane fly dangerously low on the highway and crash on the road a few minutes later.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Pinellas County deputies said the pair refueled the aircraft at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport and tried to return to Clearwater Airpark when the crash occurred around 10 a.m. local time.

Luckily, both the pilot, 61-year-old Marc Allen Benedict, and the passenger, 55-year-old Gregory Guinee, escaped injury in the accident, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office shared the video on Facebook and wrote that the deputies were in the area on another call when they "were caught by surprise when a single engine plane crashed in front of them on Keene Road, just south of Sunset Point Road".

In the video, the plane can be seen soaring low overhead of the Sheriff's auto.

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The plane then clipped a tree, causing a large branch to fall in the middle of the road, before it crash-landed on the highway.

The plane ended up going down on Keene Road about a half mile from the air park.

The pilot and passenger were not injured. No other injuries were reported.

Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are trying ascertain why the plane encountered problems mid-flight. The terrifying moment was caught on the deputies' dash camera.

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