The plane is a four-seater 1975 Rockwell International 112A fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft, according to ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.
CLEARWATER Two men walked away unhurt from a small airplane after it clipped a tree and spun around as the pilot tried to make an emergency landing on Keene Road, deputies said.
Sheriff's deputies were in the area for an unrelated call, when they saw a plane heading right for them.
A tree had been struck by the aircraft's left wing and nearly completely obliterated, causing the plane to spin out in mid-air, which likely instigated the crash.
In the video, a plane can be seen flying very low over the highway.
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The pilot then reported he believed there was engine trouble while he was over the road.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
Owens, an electrician, thought it was a vehicle crash before he noticed the downed tree and mangled plane.
According to various reports, both the pilot and his passenger had no injuries.
Two deputies responded within seconds of the plane's crashing onto the road. Hes heard of other plane crashes nearby.