WATCH: Small plane crashes into home, pins girl against a wall

2019-02-25 14:13

A pilot died after his small plane crashed into a home, pinning a 17-year-old girl inside against a wall and leaving her with minor injuries, authorities say.

 The flight instructor, James Wagner, was in the twin-engine plane with pilot in training, 33-year-old Timothy Sheehy of Montana, when the plane crashed into a Florida home near Winter Haven Regional Airport on Saturday. It's not clear who was flying the plane.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the two had planned to conduct a simulated engine failure but authorities don't know whether the crash happened during the training.

Polk County Sheriff's officials say the 64-year-old pilot died in the crash. The plane landed near a bedroom, pinning a 17-year-old girl inside against a wall and leaving her with minor injuries. Sheely also had minor injuries. Several others at the home, including three children, were not injured.

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