Two passengers suffered minor injuries Tuesday following a single-engine plane crash in Palatka, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The plane crashed in a backyard of an apartment complex located in the 3800 block of Reid Street around 3 p.m. FHP said the pilot was attempting to land at the nearby Palatka Municipal Airport after the plane lost power.
The plane struck a tree and scraped the top of a home before colliding with power lines, according to FHP. It took authorities several hours to restore power.
A good Samaritan saw the plane and followed it to the crash site before transporting the pilot and co-pilot to the hospital. Authorities didn't confirm who the pilot and co-pilot were, but identified them as Larry Putt, 70, and Jan Edwards, 66.
"When the co-pilot told me who she was, I just wanted to grab her and hug her, you're here, thank god," said Pamela Hughes after the plane crashed into her backyard.
Putt and Edwards were released from the hospital and recovered items from the plane around 8:30 p.m.