INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE: Plane Crashes And Burns At Lakeland, Florida – Pilot Taken To Hospital With Injuries!

– A small plane crashed into a boat that was parked on the ground and caught fire Monday afternoon.

About 3 p.m., the Polk sheriff got the report of the crash in the 3900 block of Pipkin Creek Road.

First responders arrived and found the pilot — Richard Simile, 55, of Auburn, Ala. — had walked away from the crash.

Simile said he was headed west when the plane lost power and he crashed. The plane caught fire upon crashing.

He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The Lakeland Fire Department says the crash happened in a residential area at Pipkin Creek and Village Road.

The fire department says the scene is under control.

The Federal Aviation Administration is on scene and investigating the crash. – WTSP.

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